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Post-Game Report: 2/16 vs. COL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Avalanche
(15-38-2)
0 0 0 0 23
Sabres
(25-23-10)
0 1 1 2 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Evander Kane’s goal tonight gives him 12 points (7+5) in his last  12 games.
  • Kane, who leads all NHL players in even-strength goals since Dec. 1, finished the game tied for 11th in the league with 18 even-strength goals on the season.
  • Robin Lehner earned his second shutout of the season and the fifth of his career. His 23 saves were the fewest needed by a Sabres goaltender in a shutout since Ryan Miller stopped all 22 Florida Panthers shots on Oct. 20, 2011 in Florida.
    • Lehner finished tonight’s game ranked sixth in the NHL with a .926 save percentage this season.
  • With his power-play goal, Sam Reinhart now has six points (2+4) in his last six games.
  • Ryan O’Reilly, who recorded an assist on Reinhart’s goal, has tallied at least a point in all three of his career games against the Avalanche (0+4).
  • With his assist on Reinhart’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen has points in a career-best five straight home games (1+4).
  • Injury update: Derek Grant left tonight’s game with a shoulder injury.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Avalanche
Pickard L .938 2.06
Sabres Lehner W 1.000 0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Avalanche Pickard 9-18-1 .905 2.98
Sabres Lehner 16-16-6 .926 2.49

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar

Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog

Avalanche goaltender Calvin Pickard

Post-Game Report: 1/20 vs. DET

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(20-19-7)
1 0 1 0 2 34
Sabres
(18-18-9)
0 1 1 1 3 37

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • After the team’s win on Dec. 27 at Detroit, the Sabres now have wins in consecutive matchups with the Red Wings for the first time since March 6, 1994 and Nov. 1, 1995.
    • The Sabres have now earned two wins in a season against the Red Wings for the first time since they won both matchups in the 1989-90 season.
  • The  Sabres have wins in four straight home games for the first time since the team won six in a row at home from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen logged 35:24 of ice time tonight, topping his previous career-high total of 30:22 (1/7/17 vs. Winnipeg) by 5:02.
    • Ristolainen’s 35:24 of ice time is the highest in the NHL since Erik Karlsson skated 36:34 for Ottawa on Dec. 20, 2015.
  • With his goal, Sam Reinhart now has a point in six straight home games (2+6), good for the longest home point streak of his career.
    • Reinhart also now has 14 points in his last 15 games (4+10), marking the best 15-game stretch of his career.
  • With two assists tonight, Jack Eichel now has 11 points (6+5) in 12 home games this season and six points (3+3) in his last five games against Detroit.
    • The Sabres have improved to 14-3-1 (.806) when Eichel tallies two or more points in a game.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen recorded his 25th assist of the season on Reinhart’s goal and now has eight assists in his last eight games against the Red Wings.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Red Wings
Mrazek O .919 2.80
Sabres Nilsson W .941 1.86

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings
Mrazek 10-11-5 .895 3.13
Sabres Nilsson 8-6-4 .925 2.52

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg

Red Wings forward Darren Helm

Red Wings defenseman Danny Dekeyser

Red Wings goaltender Petr Mrazek

Post-Game Report: 1/10 vs. PHI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Flyers
(21-16-6)
0 0 1 1 40
Sabres
(16-15-9)
0 3 1 4 27

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Anders Nilsson made 39 saves in the win tonight, improving his record at home this season to 5-1-1 with a .947 save percentage and a 1.84 goals-against average.
    • Nilsson, who improved to 7-3-4 on the season with the win, now ranks fifth in the NHL with a .930 save percentage.
  • With three points tonight (1+2), Sam Reinhart tied the career-best mark he set a year ago today with a hat trick at Winnipeg on Jan. 10, 2016.
    • Reinhart now has 12 points (3+9) in his last 10 games, including points in four straight home games (1+5).
  • Ryan O’Reilly tallied two assist tonight and now has two points in each of his last three games since returning from injury.
    • O’Reilly has eight points (2+6) in his last seven home games and seven points (1+6) in his last six games overall.
  • Evander Kane’s goal gives him sole possession of the team lead with nine even-strength goals in 29 games this season.
  • With an empty net goal tonight, Marcus Foligno now has a point in four straight home games (3+1).

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Flyers Mason L .885 3.17
Sabres Nilsson W .975 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Flyers Mason 14-14-6 .903 3.09
Sabres Nilsson 7-3-4 .930 2.37

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward William Carrier

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol

Flyers forward Claude Giroux

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn

Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere

Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald

Flyers goaltender Steve Mason

Post-Game Report: 10/29 vs. FLA

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Panthers
(3-4-1)
0 0 0 0 33
Sabres
(2-3-2)
1 1 1 3 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Anders Nilsson made 33 saves today to earn his second career shutout (last: 24 saves, March 4, 2012 vs. New Jersey).
    • The shutout was Buffalo’s first since Feb. 19 at Columbus (4-0) and the team’s first at home since Dec. 17, 2015 vs. Anaheim (3-0).
    • Nilsson becomes the 23rd goaltender in franchise history to record a shutout.
  • With his assist on Kyle Okposo’s goal, Rasmus Ristolainen now leads the Sabres with seven points and finished the game tied for second in the NHL with seven assists this season.
    • At the conclusion of today’s game, Ristolainen‘s six power-play points this season tied him with  Claude Giroux and Phil Kessel for most in the NHL.
  • Okposo now has a point in nine of his last 11 games against the Panthers (4+5), including a goal in each of the last two.
  • With a goal and an assist today, Sam Reinhart now has five points (4+1) in his last four games against Florida. Ristolainen’s assist gives him five assists in his last five games against Florida.
  • Matt Moulson tallied his fifth power-play point (assist) of the season, tying him for third-most power-play points in the league as of the end of the game.
  • With Vincent Trocheck’s unsuccessful penalty shot, the Sabres have now allowed 21 goals on 62 regular-season penalty shots in franchise history.

 

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Florida Luongo L .880 3.01
Buffalo Nilsson W 1.000 0.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Florida Luongo 3-3-0 .910 2.33
Buffalo Nilsson 1-1-1 .938 1.95

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres goaltender Anders Nilsson

Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant

Panthers forward Scott Thornton

Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle

2015-16 Season Recap

2015-16 Recap

“A Season of Progress” (Click to Enlarge)

Top Team Notes:

  • Buffalo’s points percentage improvement of .165 from the 2014-15 season is the second-best points percentage improvement in franchise history. The franchise record is a .237 improvement from 1971-72 (.327) to 1972-73 (.564).
  • The Sabres’ shot differential improvement of 10.3 shots per game in 2015-16 was the biggest single-season improvement by any NHL team since the NHL began tracking shots in 1987-88. The previous best improvement was Washington in 2007-08 (8.8 shots per game).
  • The Sabres went 7-4-4 (.600) in March, making it the team’s best month since April 2013 (8-4-0), and then topped that with a 3-1-0 (.750) record in April.
  • The Sabres finished the season with a 6-3-2 record in their 11 afternoon games.
  • A franchise-record nine players made their Sabres regular-season debuts in the team’s season-opener on Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa. The team had a total of 18 players appear in their first games for the team in 2015-16, including all four goaltenders.
  • The Sabres had four 20-goal scorers this season, each aged 25 or younger: Jack Eichel (24), Sam Reinhart (23), Ryan O’Reilly (21) and Evander Kane (20). It is the first time the Sabres have had four players in their age 25 seasons or younger score 20 goals since 1987-88 (Dave Andreychuk, Phil Housley, Christian Ruuttu and Ray Sheppard).
  • The Sabres outshot their opponents in 35 of 82 games this season, posting a 12-19-4 record in those games. Last season, the team finished the season 5-5-0 in 10 total games when outshooting their opponents.
  • The Sabres led their opponents in even-strength shot attempts (corsi) in 30 of the team’s 82 games this season, going 13-13-4 in those games. Buffalo only led their opponents in even-strength shot attempts eight times throughout the entire 2014-15 season, going 3-5-0 in those eight games.

Top Player Notes:

Justin Bailey

  • Justin Bailey recorded seven shots in his first NHL game, becoming the first Buffalo Sabre to do so since Alexander Mogilny

Zach Bogosian

  • With an average ice time of 23:24 per game in his 85 games played since joining the Sabres last season, Zach Bogosian owns the third-highest average ice time ever recorded by a Sabres player, trailing only Alexei Zhitnik (531 GP, 25:32) and Christian Ehrhoff (192 GP, 23:55). (The NHL began tracking ice time in the 1997-98 season)

Jack Eichel

  • With 24 goals this season, Jack Eichel became the first Sabres rookie to lead the team in goals since Ray Sheppard (1987-88). Only six other Sabres rookies have scored more: Rick Martin (44), Gilbert Perreault (38), Ray Sheppard (38), Danny Gare (31), Donald Audette (31) and Thomas Vanek (25).
  • Jack Eichel (24) and Sam Reinhart (23) combined for 47 goals this season. It was the second-highest total by a pair of rookies on the same team since the 2005-06 season. The only rookie duo with more goals was Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal (62 goals in 2006-07). Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in (45 goals in 2007-08) ranked third.
  • Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart are now the third pair of Sabres rookies ever to record 20 goals in the same season, joining Danny Gare (31) and Peter McNab (22) in 1974-75 and Gilbert Perreault (38) and Steve Atkinson (20) in 1970-71.
  • Jack Eichel became the ninth Sabres rookie to record 50 points in a season in franchise history and the youngest to do so since Phil Housley (1982-83), tying Derek Plante (1993-94) for seventh-most points (56) by a Sabres rookie.
  • Jack Eichel (56) and Sam Reinhart (42) are also the first pair of Sabres rookies to each hit the 35-point mark since three Sabres rookies did so in 1987-88: Ray Sheppard (65), Pierre Turgeon (42) and Calle Johansson (42)
  • Jack Eichel’s average ice time of 19:07 was the ninth-highest ever recorded by a rookie forward and the highest ever by Sabres rookie forward, topping the next highest (Cody Hodgson- 20 GP, 17:16) by nearly two minutes. (The NHL began tracking ice time in the 1997-98 season)
  • Jack Eichel ranked second among all Sabres and led all NHL rookies with 238 shots this season. Danny Gare (274 in 1974-75) and Rick Martin (266 in 1971-72) were the only two Sabres rookies ever to record more shots than Eichel’s rookie total. Since the league began denoting rookies in 1987-88, only 11 NHL rookies have recorded more shots on goal in a season than Eichel’s 238.
  • With his goal on Oct. 8 vs. Ottawa, Jack Eichel became the third-youngest player in Sabres history to score in his debut and the second-youngest player ever to score in a Sabres season-opener.
  • With his goal on March 7 at Toronto, Jack Eichel (19 years, 131 days) became the youngest 20-goal scorer in Sabres history, besting Pierre Turgeon (19 years, 140 days on Jan. 15, 1989) by nine days.

Hudson Fasching

  • With his goal on March 26 vs. Winnipeg, Hudson Fasching became the first Sabre to score on his first shot in his NHL debut since Zemgus Girgensons (10/2/13 at DET).
  • On March 26 vs. Winnipeg, Hudson Fasching (goal) and Casey Nelson (assist) became the first pair of Sabres to each record his first career point on the same goal in their NHL debuts since Alexander Mogilny and Dave Snuggerud (10/5/89 vs. QUE).

Brian Gionta

  • With his appearance on Feb. 16 at Ottawa, Brian Gionta became the 51st American born player to appear in 900 career games.
  • Brian Gionta tallied his 49th career game-winner vs. NYI (4/9), tying Phil Housley for 14th-most career game-winning goals by an American player.

Chad Johnson

  • Chad Johnson earned his 20th win of the season on March 31 vs. Toronto, becoming the first Sabres goaltender to win 20 games since Ryan Miller in 2011-12.
  • With a career-high 44 saves on Dec. 17 vs. Anaheim, Chad Johnson broke the Sabres’ franchise record for most saves in a shutout (Ryan Miller, 43 – Feb. 29, 2012 at Anaheim).

Evander Kane

  • Ryan O’Reilly (21:44) led all NHL forwards in average ice time per game and Evander Kane (21:02) ranked second. The pair currently own the two highest average career ice times by Sabres forwards. Michael Peca (20:18) is the only other forward with an average over 20 minutes.
  • Evander Kane led all Sabres and ranked 10th in the NHL with 271 shots this season despite missing 17 games to injury.  Kane’s 271 shots rank 11th in franchise history and his 4.2 shots per game rank fourth in franchise history behind only Alexander Mogilny (4.68 in 1992-93), Rick Martin (4.43 in 1974-75) and Dave Andreychuk (4.21 in 1991-92).

Johan Larsson

  • Five of Johan Larsson’s 10 goals this season were game-winners.

Casey Nelson

  • On March 26 vs. Winnipeg, Hudson Fasching (goal) and Casey Nelson (assist) became the first pair of Sabres to each record his first career point on the same goal in their NHL debuts since Alexander Mogilny and Dave Snuggerud (10/5/89 vs. QUE).

Cal O’Reilly

  • With Cal O’Reilly’s Sabres debut on Dec. 15 vs. New Jersey, he and Ryan O’Reilly became the first siblings to play together for the Sabres since Bob and J.F. Sauve, who played together from 1980-81 to 1982-83.
  • Cal O’Reilly’s first goal on March 31 vs. Toronto (assisted by Ryan O’Reilly) marked the first time in Sabres history that two brothers have combined on a goal.

Ryan O’Reilly

  • With a team-high 60 points, Ryan O’Reilly became the 13th Sabres player to record at least 60 points in his first season with the team and the first since Pat LaFontaine (1991-92).
  • Ryan O’Reilly (21:44) led all NHL forwards in average ice time per game and Evander Kane (21:02) ranked second. The pair currently own the two highest average career ice times by Sabres forwards. Michael Peca (20:18) is the only other forward with an average over 20 minutes.
  • With Cal O’Reilly’s Sabres debut on Dec. 15 vs. New Jersey, he and Ryan O’Reilly became the first siblings to play together for the Sabres since Bob and J.F. Sauve, who played together from 1980-81 to 1982-83.
  • Cal O’Reilly’s first goal on March 31 vs. Toronto (assisted by Ryan O’Reilly) marked the first time in Sabres history that two brothers have combined on a goal.

Sam Reinhart

  • Jack Eichel (24) and Sam Reinhart (23) combined for 47 goals this season. It was the second-highest total by a pair of rookies on the same team since the 2005-06 season. The only rookie duo with more goals was Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal (62 goals in 2006-07). Chicago’s Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in (45 goals in 2007-08) ranked third.
  • Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart are now the third pair of Sabres rookies ever to record 20 goals in the same season, joining Danny Gare (31) and Peter McNab (22) in 1974-75 and Gilbert Perreault (38) and Steve Atkinson (20) in 1970-71.
  • Jack Eichel (56) and Sam Reinhart (42) are also the first pair of Sabres rookies to each hit the 35-point mark since three Sabres rookies did so in 1987-88: Ray Sheppard (65), Pierre Turgeon (42) and Calle Johansson (42)
  • Sam Reinhart recorded his first career hat trick on Jan. 10 at Winnipeg, becoming the first Sabres rookie to record a hat trick since Jason Pominville did so vs. Los Angeles (1/14/06).

Rasmus Ristolainen

  • Rasmus Ristolainen ranked 10th in the NHL with an average ice time of 25:16 per game. Only Alexei Zhitnik (four times) has averaged more minutes per game in a full season with the Sabres.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen became the first Sabres defenseman to record 19 points in a 20-game span (Nov. 7 to Dec. 17) since Garry Galley did so from Feb. 21, 1996 to April 3, 1996.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen’s game-winner at 19:43 of the third period on Nov. 7 vs. Vancouver 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.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen ranked third among all Sabres and ninth among all NHL defensemen with 202 shots this season. Only four other Sabres defenseman have logged at least 200 shots in a season: Jocelyn Guevremont (1975-76, 1976-77), Phil Housley (1983-84, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1989-90), Jerry Korab (1974-75, 1977-78 and 1978-79) and John Van Boxmeer (1980-81).

Linus Ullmark

  • Linus Ullmark appeared in 20 games this season, becoming the 11th rookie goaltender in franchise history to do so.
  • With his first NHL win on Oct. 30 vs. Philadelphia, Linus Ullmark (22 years, 92 days) became the youngest goaltender to earn a win for the Sabres since Mika Noronen (21 years, 111 days) on did so on Oct. 5, 2000 vs. Chicago.
  • With four straight starts from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 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.

End-of-Season Press Conference:
Tim Murray and Dan Bylsma

Locker Room Clean-Out Interviews:
Jack Eichel
Tyler Ennis
Hudson Fasching
Marcus Foligno
Brian Gionta
Josh Gorges
Chad Johnson
Evander Kane
Robin Lehner
Ryan O’Reilly
Rasmus Ristolainen
Sam Reinhart

SABRES’ RECORD IN 10 GAME SEGMENTS [W-L-OTL (PTS), GF/GA, PP, PK]
1-10:
3-7-0 (6), 23/32, 9/35, 19/27
11-20: 5-3-2 (12), 21/21, 5/27, 23/29
21-30: 4-5-1 (9), 29/28, 8/29, 20/23
31-40: 3-6-1 (7), 20/27, 4/35, 17/21
41-50: 5-5-0 (10), 22/26, 6/25, 26/28
51-60: 4-3-3 (11), 29/30, 6/34, 30/33
61-70: 4-4-2 (10), 23/24, 3/30, 17/24
71-80: 6-2-2 (14), 30/24, 6/31, 31/34
81-82: 1-1-0 (2), 5/7, 1/6, 2/3

OVERTIME RESULTS (5-3; 102-105 all-time)
Oct. 27 at PHI: W, 4-3 (GWG-Girgensons, 2:29)

Nov. 14 vs. SJS: L, 2-1 (GWG-Marleau, 2:59)
Dec. 12 vs. LAK: W, 2-1 (GWG-O’Reilly, 3:19)
Feb. 6 at BOS: L, 2-1 (GWG-Marchand, 2:32)
March 1 vs. EDM: L, 2-1 (GWG-McDavid, 3:48)
March 12 vs. CAR: W, 3-2 (GWG-Eichel, 4:59)
March 16 vs. MTL: L, 3-2 (GWG-Byron, 3:15)
April 9 at NYI: W, 4-3 (GWG-Gionta, 2:46)

SHOOTOUT RESULTS (2-7; 67-58 all-time)
Oct. 21 vs. TOR: W, 2-1 (GDG-Moulson)

Nov. 19 at STL: L, 3-2 (GDG-Steen)
Dec. 1 at DET: L, 5-4 (GDG-Richards)
Dec. 19 vs. CHI: L, 3-2 (GDG-Kane)
Feb. 4 vs. BOS: L, 3-2 (GDG-Spooner)
Feb. 16 at OTT: L, 2-1 (GDG-Ryan)
March 5 vs. MIN: L, 3-2 (GDG-Pominville)
March 7 at TOR: W, 4-3 (GDG-Reinhart)
March 29 at PIT: L, 5-4 (GDG-Letang)