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2019-20 Season Recap

Top Team Notes:

  • Buffalo’s 2.80 goals per game marked the team’s highest total since 2010-11 (2.93). The team’s 1.88 5-on-5 goals per game was also the highest since their 1.96 mark in 2010-11.
  • At 5-on-5, the Sabres ranked in the top 10 in the NHL in goals against (9th), shot attempts against (9th), scoring chances against (10th) and high-danger scoring chances against (10th).
  • The Sabres’ 20-11-4 record at home this season ranked 11th in the NHL and marked the team’s best home points percentage (.629) since the 2009-10 season (.683).
  • Buffalo went 7-2-2 in afternoon games during the 2019-20 season, including a 6-2-0 record at home and a 1-0-2 mark on the road.

Top Player Notes:
Rasmus Dahlin

  • Dahlin joined Phil Housley as the second defenseman in franchise history to record at least 30 assists in his first two NHL seasons.
  • Dahlin’s .678 points per game in 2019-20 represented the best single-season scoring rate by a Sabres defenseman since Brian Campbell (.683) in 2007-08.
  • Dahlin’s .596 points per game in his career so far rank as the 11th-highest career rate among active NHL defensemen with at least 100 career games played.
    • Only four Sabres defensemen with more than 10 career games with the team earned higher career scoring rates as Sabres: Phil Housley (.918), John Van Boxmeer (.731), Garry Galley (.626) and Doug Bodger (.599)
  • With 84 points (13+71) in his first 141 career games (all as a teenager), Dahlin finished his teen years trailing only Phil Housley (132) for the most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman in the NHL.
    • Dahlin’s 71 career assists tie Dan Quinn’s total as a teenager for the 12th-most ever recorded by an NHL player before his 20th birthday

Jack Eichel

  • Jack Eichel became the fifth player to lead (or tie to lead) the Sabres in all three major scoring categories (goals, assists and points) twice in his career (2017-18 and 2019-20).
    • He joined Gilbert Perreault (1976-77 and 1977-78), Pierre Turgeon (1988-89 and 1989-90), Miroslav Satan (2001-02 and 2002-03) and Thomas Vanek (2010-11 and 2012-13).
  • Eichel’s et a new career high with 1.15 points per game this season. It marked the highest scoring rate by a Sabre since Daniel Briere (1.17) in 2006-07. His .53 goals per game was the highest rate by a Sabres since Thomas Vanek (.55) in 2008-09.
  • Eichel finished the season as one of three players in franchise history to score 20 or more goals in each of his first five NHL seasons (Rick Martin and Thomas Vanek) and one of five to record at least 50 points in each of his first five NHL seasons (Martin, Gilbert Perreault, Phil Housley and Christian Ruuttu).
  • Eichel finished the season ranked eighth in the league with 1.40 points per game at home (49 points in 35 games). It was the highest home scoring rate by a Sabre with at least five home games played since Pat LaFontaine recorded 19 points in 13 home games (1.46) in 1994-95.
  • With 36 goals and 42 assists in 2019-20, Eichel became the first Sabre to score at least 30 goals and record at least 40 assists in a season since Jason Pominville (30+43) in 2011-12. He became the 16th different player in franchise history to accomplish this feat at least once.
  • Eichel appeared in his third consecutive NHL All-Star Game in 2020, becoming the first Sabres player to do so since Alexander Mogilny (1992, 1993, 1994).
    • Only four Sabres have participated in more NHL All-Star Games (Rick Martin – 7, Gilbert Perreault – 6, Dominik Hasek – 5, Mike Ramsey – 4) and none have topped Eichel’s eight points in those games.
  • Eichel scored four goals vs. Ottawa on Nov. 16 to become the Sabres’ first four-goal scorer since Thomas Vanek (April 10, 2010 at Ottawa).
  • Eichel tied Gilbert Perreault for most consecutive appearances with a point by a Sabre (18), tallying 32 points (16+16) from Nov. 16 to Dec. 21.
  • Eichel became the first Sabre ever to score on a penalty shot in overtime with his game-winner on Jan. 2 vs. Edmonton.
    • The goal was his seventh career overtime goal, breaking the previous franchise record of six, shared by Derek Roy and Thomas Vanek. Eichel finished the season with eight career overtime goals.

Carter Hutton

  • Hutton logged a career-best shutout streak of 134:22 from Oct. 9 to 22.
  • Hutton stopped 25 shots to record his first shutout as a Sabre on Oct. 14 vs. Dallas and then set a franchise record with 47 saves in a shutout in his next appearance on Oct. 17 at Los Angeles. He joined Bob Sauve (1979-80) as the second Sabre to post two shutouts in his first five games of a season and earned NHL Third Star of the Week honors.

Dominik Kahun

  • Kahun scored on his first shot in his Sabres debut on Feb. 28 at Vegas. By scoring just 22 seconds into his Sabres career, he needed less ice time to score his first goal with the team than any other Sabre since 2009-10, when the NHL began tracking the statistic.

Victor Olofsson

  • Olofsson earned NHL Rookie of the Month honors in October and December.
  • Olofsson recorded .78 points per game in 2019-20, marking the highest scoring rate by a Sabres rookie with at least 15 games played since Ray Sheppard (.88) in 1987-88.
    • Olofsson’s .37 goals per game marked the highest rate by a Sabres rookie with at least 15 games since Donald Audette (.49) in 1991-92.
  • Olofsson became the first player in NHL history to score his first seven career goals on the power play, before eventually scoring his first career even-strength goal in his home country as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • With two different six-game point streaks, Olofsson became the second Sabres rookie (joining John Tucker in 1984-85) ever to record two in a season.

Sam Reinhart

  • Reinhart reached the 20-goal mark in his 55th game of the season; it was 14 games quicker than his previous best season (2015-16).
  • Reinhart recorded 13 multi-point games in 2019-20, ranking second on the team behind Jack Eichel.
    • The Sabres were 10-2-1 this season (.808) and are now 41-7-8 (.804) in Reinhart’s career when he records at least two points.

Linus Ullmark

  • Ullmark finished the 2019-20 season with an .840 career save percentage in shootouts, ranking third among active NHL goaltenders (min. 2 shootouts) and first in Sabres history.
    • Ullmark’s four wins through six career shootouts trail only Ryan Miller (49) and Jhonas Enroth (10) for most in franchise history.

SABRES AMONG LEAGUE-LEADERS (Sabres’ league rankings)

  • Eichel: 3 OTG (T-2nd), 9 GWG (T-3rd), 36 G (8th), 27 PPP (T-8th), 78 PTS (T-10th)
  • Ristolainen: 203 hits (8th)

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10: 8-1-1 (17), 38/24, 12/39, 23/30
11-20: 2-6-2 (6), 21/35, 2/26, 21/29
21-30: 3-4-3 (8), 34/34, 4/33, 23/32
31-40: 4-5-1 (9), 24/32, 4/23, 23/30
41-50: 5-5-0 (10), 30/32, 7/29, 21/29
51-60: 5-4-1 (11), 28/33, 5/23, 13/17
61-69: 3-6-0 (6), 20/27, 3/23, 14/18

OVERTIME RESULTS (6-6; 126-134 all-time)
Oct. 7 at CBJ: L, 4-3 (Texier, 2:08)
Oct. 9 vs. MTL: W, 5-4 (Johansson, 1:30)
Oct. 22 vs. SJS: W, 4-3 (Eichel, 3:13)
Nov. 14 vs. CAR: L, 5-4 (Hamilton, 2:28)
Nov. 27 vs. CGY: L, 3-2 (Lindholm, 1:17)
Nov. 30 at TOR: L, 2-1 (Tavares, 1:45)
Dec. 7 at VAN: L, 6-5 (Miller, 3:21)
Dec. 8 at EDM: W, 3-2 (Miller, 1:13)
Dec. 14 at NYI: L, 3-2 (Beauvillier, 3:04)
Jan. 2 vs. EDM: W, 3-2 (Eichel, 1:09)
Feb. 1 vs. CBJ: W, 2-1 (Eichel, 0:36)
Feb. 13 vs. CBJ: W, 4-3 (Olofsson, 2:44)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (2-2; 77-71 all-time)
Oct. 11 vs. FLA: W, 3-2 (GDG-Eichel)
Oct. 28 vs. ARI: L, 3-2 (GDG-Schmaltz)
Feb. 6 vs. DET: L, 4-3 (GDG-Larkin)
March 9 vs. WSH: W, 3-2 (GDG-Kahun)

Post-Game Report: 2/11 vs. Detroit

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(14-40-4)
1 1 0 2 29
Sabres
(25-24-8)
1 1 1 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 11-2-3 against the Red Wings since the beginning of the 2016-17 season, including a 4-1-3 record at home.
  • After going 3-for-3 on the penalty kill tonight, Buffalo has now killed 41 of 46 penalties (89.1%) against Detroit in the 13 meetings between the clubs dating back to March 20, 2017.
  • With his assist tonight, Jack Eichel became the 14th player ever to record 70 points in consecutive seasons at least once as a member of the Sabres. The last player to do so was Derek Roy in 2007-08 (81) and 2008-09 (70).
  • Sam Reinhart’s two points tonight (1+1) give him 16 points (9+7) in 16 games since the beginning of January. The team is 9-2-1 this season (.792) and 40-7-8 (.800) in Reinhart’s career when he records at least two points.
  • With his assist on Marcus Johansson’s goal, Rasmus Dahlin recorded his 76th career point, tying Rick Hampton for the third-most points ever recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) and Ray Bourque (79) for most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
  • Dahlin has totaled six points (1+5) in seven career games against Detroit.
  • Johansson recorded two points (1+1), marking his fourth multi-point game of the season.
  • Conor Sheary’s goal tonight gives him a point in each of his last three games against the Red Wings (1+2).
  • Curtis Lazar earned an assist on Sheary’s goal and now has three assists in three games against Detroit this season.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Red Wings Bernier L 3 25
Sabres Hutton W 2 29
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings
Bernier 12-15-2 .910 2.83
Sabres Hutton 9-9-4 .896 3.18

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Marcus Johansson

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha

Red Wings forward Darren Helm

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Post-Game Report: 2/6 vs. Detroit

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(13-38-4)
2 0 1 0 1 4 21
Sabres
(23-23-8)
0 0 3 0 0 3 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • After tonight’s game, the road team has won seven of the last eight meetings between the Sabres and Red Wings, including each of the last five.
  • With his goal tonight, Evan Rodrigues has now scored three goals in three games against the Red Wings this season.
  • Scott Wilson, who was recalled from the Rochester Americans yesterday, scored his first goal of the season in his third NHL game of 2019-20.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen, who recorded an assist tonight, has now totaled 18 points (2+16) in 18 games against Detroit since the beginning of the 2015-16 season.
  • Brandon Montour recorded an assist tonight to extend his point streak against the Red Wings to four games (1+3).
  • Jonas Johansson made his first career NHL start tonight after making his debut in relief on Tuesday vs. Colorado.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Red Wings
Bernier W 3 32
Sabres Johansson O 3 21
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings Bernier 11-14-2 .908 2.89
Sabres Johansson 0-0-1 .886 2.58

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues

Sabres goaltender Jonas Johansson

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin

Red Wings defenseman Gustav Lindstrom

Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier

Post-Game Report: 2/4 vs. Colorado

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Avalanche
(29-16-6)
2 4 0 6 27
Sabres
(23-23-7)
1 0 0 1 24

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With his goal tonight, Sam Reinhart has now totaled 14 points (7+7) in the Sabres’ last 14 contests, including at least a point in 10 of the last 12.
  • Reinhart is producing at a point-per-game rate through 27 home games this season (13+14). He has now totaled 16 points (7+9) in his last 13 games at KeyBank Center, including five multi-point outings.
  • Jake McCabe assisted on Reinhart’s goal and now has three points (1+2) in his last three games against the Avalanche.
  • Jack Eichel’s assist gives him points in each of the Sabres’ last four games (3+1). He now has 42 points (23+19) in 27 home games this season.
  • Jonas Johansson made 13 saves in relief tonight, logging a .929 save percentage in his NHL debut.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Avalanche
Grubauer W 1 24
Sabres Hutton
Johansson
L
ND
5
1
13
14
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Avalanche Grubauer 15-11-4 .909 2.84
Sabres Hutton
Johansson
7-9-4
0-0-0
.891
.929
3.30
2.03

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Conor Sheary

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Sabres goaltender Jonas Johansson

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar

Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri

Avalanche forward Andre Burakovsky

Post-Game Report: 1/14 vs. Vegas

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Golden Knights
(24-19-6)
0 1 1 2 25
Sabres
(21-19-7)
0 2 2 4 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 7-3-3 against the Pacific Division this season, including a 4-1-2 record against the division at KeyBank Center.
  • Buffalo has now gone 6-for-14 (42.9%) on the power play in the team’s last five games.
  • With his 15th win of the season, Linus Ullmark tied his career high set in 37 appearances last season. Ullmark is 4-1-0 since the beginning of January with a .923 save percentage and a 2.20 goals-against average.
  • Sam Reinhart tied his career high with three points (1+2) in his 11th multi-point game of the season. It was his 10th career three-point game and his first since he scored a hat trick on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.

    • Reinhart has now produced above a point-per-game pace at home this season (11+13).
  • Jack Eichel recorded two points (1+1) to extend his point streak to eight games (4+6).
    • He has joined John Carlson, Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon, Mitchell Marner and David Pastrnak as the sixth player to record two streaks of at least eight games this season.
  • With his first point of the night, Eichel became the first Sabres player to reach the 60-point mark in 46 games or fewer since 1992-93, when Alexander Mogilny (33 GP) and Pat LaFontaine (34 GP) both did so.
  • Eichel’s second point was his 28th goal of the season. Through 46 games played, he has now tied his career-high goal total set last season in 77 games.
  • With his power-play goal, Kyle Okposo now has four points (1+3) in his last three games against Vegas.
  • Conor Sheary’s assist tonight gives him seven points (4+3) in his last seven games at KeyBank Center.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Golden Knights
Fleury L 3 25
Sabres Ullmark W 2 26
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Golden Knights Fleury 18-11-3 .906 2.85
Sabres Ullmark 15-12-3 .911 2.78

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Golden Knights head coach Gerard Gallant

Golden Knights forward Max Pacioretty

Golden Knights forward Mark Stone

Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury