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Post-Game Report: 2/6 vs. Anaheim

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
0 2 1 1 4 33
1 1 1 0 3 33

Game Summary

Event Summary


Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Zemgus Girgensons now has two shorthanded goals in his last three games His two shorthanded tallies tie for fifth-most in the NHL this season.
    • As a team, the Sabres’ seven shorthanded goals this season tie them for third in the league.
  • Casey Nelson registered the lone assist on the Girgensons goal, earning his first point of the season and the first shorthanded point of his career.
  • Jack Eichel’s second-period goal was his 50th point of the season. Eichel joins Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, Phil Housley and Christian Ruuttu as the only Sabres to record at least 50 points in each of their first three NHL seasons.
    • Eichel has now recorded 17 points (11+6) in his last 17 home games, dating back to Nov. 20 vs. Columbus.
  • Sam Reinhart’s assists tonight give him 10 points (3+7) in his last nine games.
  • Kyle Okposo, who assisted on the Eichel goal, now has 12 points (3+9) in his last 11 games and 10 points (5+5) in 10 career games against Anaheim.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s goal gives him points in four straight meetings with Anaheim (2+2).


Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Ducks Miller W .909 2.92
Sabres Lehner O .879 4.07


Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Ducks Miller 7-4-5 .915 2.69
Sabres Lehner 11-20-7 .913 2.83


Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle

Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller

Post-Game Report: 11/7 vs. VAN

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
0 1 1 2 37
0 2 1 3 22

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the game-winning goal, Rasmus Ristolainen posted his first career two-goal game and fifth career multi-point game.
    • According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ristolainen’s game-winner at 19:43 of the third period was the Sabres’ latest regulation game-winning goal since Mike Grier scored at 19:55 of the third period on March 11, 2006 at Philadelphia.
  • Jack Eichel had two assists tonight, giving him his first career multi-point game. He now has five points (3+2) in his last four home games.
  • With his goal, Jamie McGinn now has goals in three straight games against the Canucks and a point in four straight against Vancouver.
  • Jake McCabe led all Sabres with a career-high 23:47 of ice time tonight.
  • With the start tonight, Linus Ullmark became the first goaltender to make four straight team starts in his first NHL season since Ryan Miller started five in a row from Dec. 31, 2002 to Jan. 10, 2003.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jamie McGinn

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark

Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins

Canucks forward Chris Higgins

Canucks forward Daniel Sedin

Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller


Ryan Miller and Steve Ott Press Conference Audio- 2/28

Click here to download the full audio of the Ryan Miller and Steve Ott press conference on February 28, 2014 regarding their trade to the St. Louis Blues.


Buffalo also receives prospect William Carrier in exchange for Ryan Miller and Steve Ott

BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 28, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that the team has acquired goaltender Jaroslav Halak, forwards Chris Stewart and William Carrier, a first-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and another conditional draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for goaltender Ryan Miller and forward Steve Ott

Halak (5’10”, 186 lbs., 5/13/85), whose four shutouts this season have him tied for second-best in the NHL, played four seasons with the Blues after being acquired through a trade with the Montreal Canadiens following the 2009-10 season. In 2013-14, Halak has played 40 games for the Blues, earning a 24-9-4 record with a .917 SV% and 2.23 GAA.

Through his eight NHL seasons in Montreal and St. Louis, Halak has played in 260 games, earning a 139-81-26 record with a .917 SV% and 2.38 GAA. Halak’s career shootout save percentage of .711 ranks ninth among active goaltenders with at least 25 career shootouts. The Bratislava, Slovakia native was awarded a share the William M. Jennings Trophy in 2011-12 for achieving the league’s lowest goals-against average (1.97).

Stewart (6’2”, 231 lbs., 10/30/87) played in parts of four seasons with the Blues, appearing in 58 games this season and tallying 26 points (15+11). In 2012-13, he led the Blues with 18 goals and 36 points. A first-round pick (18th overall) by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2006 NHL Draft, Stewart played parts of three seasons in the Avalanche organization before being traded to the Blues in 2010. In six NHL seasons, the Toronto native has amassed 228 points (115+113) in 377 games played.

Carrier (6’1”, 196 lbs., 12/20/94) was selected by the Blues in the second round (57th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The LaSalle, Quebec native has 56 points (17+39) in 59 games spent with Drummondville and Cape Breton in 2013-14, his fourth QMJHL season.

Post-Game Report: 2/25 vs. CAR

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
0 1 1  – 2  38
0 1 2  –  – 3  18

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres earned their first win at First Niagara Center since Jan. 4 (2-1 W vs. NJD).
  • With two assists tonight, Ryan Miller became the first NHL goaltender to record two assists in a game since Cory Schneider (12/11/10 vs. TBL). He is the first Sabres goaltender to accomplish this feat since Daren Puppa (1/14/91 at TOR). –via Elias Sports Bureau
  • The assists were the eighth and ninth of Miller’s career. His last came on March 20, 2011 vs. NSH.
  • Miller improved to 13-9-4 in his career against the Hurricanes, with a .914 save percentage and a 2.67 goals against average.
  • After picking up two assists tonight, Drew Stafford now has 11 points (6+5) in his last eight games.
  • Christian Ehrhoff scored twice, including the game-winner, and now has seven points (3+4) in his last seven games.
  • With his assist tonight, Tyler Ennis stretched his point streak to three games. Ennis now has seven points (2+5) in his last seven games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres interim head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Tyler Ennis

Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller

Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller

Hurricanes forward Eric Staal

Hurricanes forward Jiri Tlusty