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Post-Game Report: 10/28 vs. Arizona

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(7-3-1)
0 2 0 0 1 3 26
Sabres
(9-2-2)
2 0 0 0 0 2 44

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s shootout loss, the Sabres have finished the month of October with a 9-2-2 record. Their 20 points in the month fell one shy of tying the franchise record for the opening month of a season (21, October 2006).
  • Buffalo’s points percentage of .769 in October ranks as the fifth-best season-opening month in franchise history.
  • The Sabres fell to 5-0-1 at home this season, becoming the final team to lose a game on home ice in 2019-20. Their five consecutive home wins to open the season left them one win shy of tying the franchise-best mark of six set in 1975-76.
  • With their goals tonight, Jack Eichel and Jeff Skinner share the team lead and are tied for seventh in the NHL with seven goals each this season.
  • Eichel’s goal moved him into a tie for the NHL lead with nine power-play points this season (4+5).
  • Skinner is now tied for second in the league with seven even-strength goals.
  • Skinner’s two-point night (1+1) gives him 10 points (5+5) in his last eight games against Arizona.
  • Sam Reinhart picked up an assist on Eichel’s goal and now has four points (2+2) in his last four games.
  • Marcus Johansson earned the primary assist on Skinner’s goal, giving him four assists in his last four games against the Coyotes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Coyotes Kuemper W 2 26
Sabres Hutton OTL 2 44
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper 5-3-0 .933 1.87
Sabres Hutton 6-1-1 .926 2.21

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Casey Mittelstadt

Sabres forward Jeff Skinner

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet

Coyotes forward Conor Garland

Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper

Post-Game Report: 12/13 vs. Arizona

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(13-15-2)
1 0 0 1 26
Sabres
(19-9-4)
2 0 1 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Tonight’s win improved the Sabres to 11-3-2 (.750) at home and 8-2-1 against the Pacific Division this season. They are now 14-3-1 in their last 18 games against the Coyotes, including a 9-2-1 record since the beginning of the 2013-14 season.
    • The team’s .750 points percentage at home puts the Sabres on pace for their fifth-best home record ever, and the best since the 1979-80 season (27-5-8, .775).
  • Carter Hutton stopped 25 of 26 shots (.962) to earn his sixth consecutive win at home. On the season, he’s 9-2-1 at home with a .928 save percentage and a 2.31 goals-against average.
  • With his 22nd goal of the season, Jeff Skinner extended his point streak to four games (2+2). Jack Eichel’s assist on the goal also extended his point streak to four games (5+2).
    • Skinner has now totaled eight points (4+4) in his last seven games against the Coyotes.
  • Sam Reinhart’s assist on Skinner’s goal extended his career-best point streak to eight games (5+6). It is the Sabres’ longest streak of the season and the third-longest active streak in the NHL.
    • Reinhart now has 24 points (8+16) in his last 24 games.
  • With their points tonight, Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary each have a goal and two assists in their last three games against the Coyotes.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper L .909 3.15
Sabres Hutton W .962 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Kuemper 4-7-2 .909 2.85
Sabres Hutton 13-8-1 .919 2.53

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet

Coyotes forward Christian Fischer

Coyotes defenseman Alex Goligoski

Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson

Post-Game Report: 3/21 vs. Arizona

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Coyotes
(25-37-11)
2 0 2 4 29
Sabres
(23-38-12)
1 0 0 1 30

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Jordan Nolan now has four goals in his last five games against the Coyotes. His five career goals against the Coyotes is his highest total against any NHL team.
  • With his assist tonight, Evan Rodrigues now has six points (2+4) in his last six games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly went 27-for-39 (69.2%) on faceoffs tonight. His 27 wins moved him past Patrice Bergeron (2015-16), Mark Messier (1997-98) and Mats Sundin (1997-98 and 1998-99) and into 11th place on the all-time single-season list with 1,150 faceoff wins this season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Coyotes Raanta W .967 1.00
Sabres Johnson
Ullmark
L
ND
.867
.923
4.60
1.96

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Coyotes Raanta 17-16-6 .926 2.37
Sabres Johnson
Ullmark
8-12-3
1-1-0
.896
.933
3.30
2.40

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jordan Nolan

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle

Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet

Coyotes forward Dylan Strome

Coyotes forward Clayton Keller