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Post-Game Report: 1/9 vs. Winnipeg

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Jets
(26-11-7)
2 3 2 7 37
Sabres
(10-24-9)
1 1 2 4 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • Jacob Josefson left tonight’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • With two goals and an assist tonight, Jack Eichel has recorded 15 points (9+6) in his last 11 games.
  • Eichel‘s goals were his 15th and 16th even-strength goals of the season, surpassing his total from last season (15 in 61 games) and tying his career-high mark from his rookie season (16 in 81 games).
  • Eichel is now one point shy of his career high with 23 primary points (goals plus primary assists, excluding empty-netters) during 5-on-5 play this season (12+11).
  • With his first three-point night since Dec. 13, 2016, Kyle Okposo now has 10 points (3+7) in his last eight games against the Jets. He has nine multi-point outings in 26 career games against Winnipeg/Atlanta.
  • Ryan O’Reilly’s sixth multi-point game of the season (1+2) gives him six points (2+4) in his last four games against Winnipeg and eight points (3+5) in his last eight games overall.
  • With his goal tonight, Jason Pominville now has 17 points (5+12) in his last 17 games against the Jets, including seven (3+4) in his last three.
  • Marco Scandella’s assist tonight gives him five points (2+3) in his last five games against Winnipeg and six points (1+5) in his last nine games overall.
  • With his assist tonight, Rasmus Ristolainen now has seven points (2+5) in his last six games.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Jets Mason W .882 4.00
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
ND
L
.824
.842
8.52
4.82

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Jets Mason 3-6-1 .899 3.47
Sabres Lehner
Johnson
9-16-6
1-8-3
.910
.881
2.94
3.76

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres defenseman Brendan Guhle

Jets head coach Paul Maurice

Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers

Jets forward Blake Wheeler

Jets goaltender Steve Mason

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: 4/13 vs. PHI

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Flyers (17-21-3) 0 0 0 0 29
Sabres (17-19-6) 0 0 1 1 21

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 4-2-2 in the first half of a back-to-back set this season and 3-4-1 in afternoon games.
  • Jhonas Enroth made 29 saves in his third career shutout and first since Nov. 18, 2011 (34 saves) at CAR. The other was on March 30, 2011 vs. NYR (23 saves). All three of his shutouts were 1-0 Sabres victories.
  • Chad Ruhwedel made his NHL debut today for the Sabres, skating 13:00 of ice time. Ruhwedel (5’11″, 188 lbs., 5/7/90) recently finished his third season at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, recording 23 points (7+16) and 20 penalty minutes though 41 games.
  • With today’s assist, Kevin Porter has six points (3+3) in his last six games.
  • Tonight’s game was the 41st regular-season 1-0 game in franchise history. The Sabres are now 25-16 in these games.

Top Quotes

Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwedel:

On the past couple of days: “It’s pretty incredible. My team had a tough loss in the Frozen Four a couple days back. And fortunately enough Buffalo gave me a call and gave me a good opportunity.”

On keeping his energy up during the game: “It was pure adrenaline. I was pretty fired up the whole time. [Patrick] Kaleta had a pretty sick fight right off the bat, kept me going, so, it was awesome.”

On the quick transition into the NHL: “It was surreal, these guys made my job a lot easier. Playing with Weber, it made my life just so easier and I couldn’t be thankful enough.”

On his pre-game preparation before his first NHL game: “I mean I just kind of hustled back to my hotel and got a bite to eat. Got back to the rink and did my normal routine. Like I said, these guys made it easy, and I would say it was mostly adrenaline. A lot of people out there, so I was pretty excited.”

On why he picked Buffalo: “They’re a great organization. They had a lot of interest all year long and they just stayed with it so I felt comfortable choosing them and they gave me a golden opportunity to play today and I couldn’t be more thankful.”

Buffalo forward Patrick Kaleta:

On not being able to capitalize on chances: “Yeah, we’ve got to bear down on those and I’m sure we’ll take a look at it. Every goal’s going to matter and we’re going to have to work on it and bear down on the chances we have from the top down.”

On Chad Ruhwedel’s play in his first NHL game: “Rudy! Rudy Ruettiger!  No, he did a fantastic job. I was fortunate to play in Rochester a little bit before I got my feet wet, and he’s coming right from college hockey and right into a game against the Flyers, he did a hell of a job back there and he should be proud of himself and he really did very well for the circumstances.”

On the team’s work ethic during the game: “Our job is really to focus on what we have to do to be successful. I’ll say it again, I’ll tell you tomorrow, I’ll tell you the next day, I’ll tell you the rest for the season, that everything stems from hard work. If you’re wiling to work hard and willing to go out there and have your effort level to the highest then that’s all anybody asks for.”

On Jhonas Enroth’s play: “Yeah, he’s good. And you know, credit to both of our goalies. Without either one of them some of the games we played this year could have been a lot worse. They’re the backbone of our team and both of those guys deserve a tremendous amount of [credit]. They’re the backbone of our team and we rely on them a lot.”

On his fight at the beginning of the game: “I just wanted to spark some energy, get it going the best I could. Get our team going, get the fans going early, and hats about it.”

On the team’s attitude toward the end of the season: “It’s, again, focusing on what we have to do, work hard. Especially now with the limited amount of games in the regular season, we’re making a push here. Everyone still believes and that’s the way you’ve got to play. There’s no give up and there’s not a chance in hell that we’re going to quit. And we’re going to be ready for tomorrow’s game, learn from some of the things that we might not have done a hundred percent this game and move forward and try to be a better team tomorrow.”

Philadelphia forward Scott Hartnell:

On losing the game: “It’s frustrating for everybody, you know. You have got to score goals in hockey and it’s frustrating. I don’t really know what else to say…It’s not just the last few games but it’s the whole year.”

On the slim possibility of qualifying for the playoffs: “Obviously we need some help, and every team plays everybody, so we hope for no three point games, obviously. We have to score some goals and win hockey games and we always play to the last game of the season, no matter if we are in or out.”

On the team regressing from last year’s scoring success: “It’s been a weird year and I can only talk for myself. It is not like the chances haven’t been there, it’s just missing the shots or whatever it is. To score goals you just need to go hard to the net and make those opportunities there.”

Philadelphia goaltender Steve Mason:

On Ehrhoff’s goal: “It bounced up, hit my skate, and went back into the net. I don’t play here a lot but the boards here are similar to what Detroit’s was and with those boards they can set up plays like that and fortunately for them, it went in”

On playing with his new team after being traded from Columbus: “There are things I still want to improve upon but the start so far, with the exception of not getting the win, I have been comfortable with. I am really enjoying it, and the guys are great. I am just really looking forward to being here next season.”