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Post-Game Report: 11/23 vs. DET

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Red Wings
(9-10-1)
0 1 0 0 1 2 24
Sabres
(7-8-5)
0 0 1 0 0 1 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres and Red Wings entered the night separated by one point in the standings. With the overtime win, Detroit (9-10-1) tied Buffalo (7-8-5).
    • It was the first time the teams have met with the Sabres ranked above the Red Wings in the standings since March 13, 2010.
  • With 23 saves on 24 shots tonight, Robin Lehner improved his save percentage to .922 on the season.
    • Buffalo’s goaltenders have now combined to post a .930 save percentage this season, passing Montreal’s goaltenders (.928) for second-best in the league.
  • With his goal, Brian Gionta now has five points (4+1) in six home games against Detroit since joining the Sabres.
  • Ryan O’Reilly led all Sabres forwards with 22:48 of ice time in his return from an oblique injury that sidelined him for the last five games.
    • O’Reilly ranks second among all NHL forwards this season with an average ice time of 21:50.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Red Wings
Howard W .970 0.92
Sabres Lehner O .958 0.92

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Red Wings Howard 5-5-0 .943 1.76
Sabres Lehner 5-7-3 .922 2.38

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist

Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek

Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard

SABRES TRADE VANEK TO ISLANDERS

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 27, 2013) — Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier has announced that the team has traded forward Thomas Vanek to the New York Islanders in exchange for forward Matt Moulson, the Islanders’ first-round draft selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and the Islanders’ second-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Post-Game Report: 10/17 vs. VAN

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Canucks (5-3-0) 1 1 1 3 34
Sabres (1-7-1) 0 0 0 0 25

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres lost at home to the Canucks for the first time since Feb. 7, 2003. Buffalo had won the previous three contests.
  • With three successful penalty kills tonight, the Sabres rank fifth in the NHL at 86.2 percent on the season (87.5 percent at home).
  • Steve Ott is now tied for second in the NHL with 31 hits.

Player Audio

Thomas Vanek

Cody Hodgson

Chris Higgins

Roberto Luongo

Ryan Stanton

Post-Game Report: 10/8 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Lightning (2-1-0) 0 1 1 1 3 34
Sabres (0-3-1) 0 2 0 0 2 23

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • From the NHL: At 5:21 of the third period in the Lightning/Sabres game, the end-zone referee had a Buffalo penalty on delay. The referee did not see Sabres forward Steve Ott touch the puck, which then rebounded to Jamie McBain whose shot entered the net simultaneous with the referee blowing his whistle. The net result was the correct call – no goal, penalty to Buffalo. (http://www.nhl.com/ice/blogpost.htm?id=21207)

  • With his assist on Hodgson’s goal, Jamie McBain recorded the first point of his Sabres career.
  • McBain’s goal was his first since Jan. 28, 2013 vs. BOS and his first power play goal since March 24, 2012 at DET.
  • McBain scored two power play points tonight for the first time in his career. His last multi-point game was on Feb. 13, 2012 at MTL.
  • With a goal and an assist tonight, Cody Hodgson now has seven points (2+5) in six career games against the Lightning.
  • Thomas Vanek’s two assists gave him 38 points (23+15) in 32 career games against Tampa Bay.
  • The Sabres scored two power play goals in a period for the first time since a 4-2 victory on Dec. 26, 2011 vs. WSH (1st period, Pominville and McNabb).

Player Audio

Jhonas Enroth

Cody Hodgson

Jamie McBain

Thomas Vanek

Post-Game Report: 10/4 vs. OTT

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Total SOG
Senators
(1-0-0)
0 0 1 1 46
Sabres (0-2-0) 0 0 0 0 35

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Ryan Miller’s 45 saves tonight tied for second-most in his career and were the most he’s made since he stopped 48 of 50 shots on Jan. 8, 2010 in a 3-2 win vs. Toronto.
  • Thomas Vanek’s nine shots tonight tied his career high, set four times before (last: 1/20/13 vs. PHI).
  • The teams combined for 39 shots in the first period, two shy of the franchise record (41, 2/2/75 vs. Kansas City). According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 39 shots were the most by any two NHL teams in a scoreless period during the expansion era (1967-present).
  • Prior to tonight’s loss, the Sabres had gotten points in seven home games against the Senators, going 4-0-3 in that span. Their last regulation home loss to the Senators was on Oct. 22, 2010.

Player Audio

Thomas Vanek

Mikhail Grigorenko

Mike Weber

Erik Karlsson

Jason Spezza

Clarke MacArthur

Craig Anderson