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Post-Game Report: 12/21 vs. Los Angeles

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Kings
(15-19-4)
0 1 1 2 27
Sabres
(17-13-7)
0 2 1 3 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • The Sabres improved to 11-3-3 in home games this season, putting the team on pace for its sixth-best home record and best since 1979-80.
  • With the win, Linus Ullmark improved to 4-0-0 against the Kings in his career with a .928 save percentage and a 1.71 goals-against average.
  • With his goal today, Rasmus Ristolainen now has five points (2+3) in his last five games against Los Angeles.
  • Ristolainen has totaled nine points (2+7) in the Sabres’ last 12 games dating back to Nov. 29 vs. Toronto.
  • Victor Olofsson’s empty net goal gave him 24 points (10+14) in his last 22 games. He has failed to record a point in just three of those 22 games.
  • With his assist on Buffalo’s third goal, Jack Eichel has now recorded points in 18 consecutive games played, tying Gilbert Perreault (Oct. 24 to Dec. 4, 1971) for the most in franchise history. It’s the fifth-longest personal point streak in the last decade, trailing only Taylor Hall (26 in 2017-18), Patrick Kane (26 in 2015-16), Sidney Crosby (25 in 2010-11) and Patrick Kane (20 in 2018-19).
  • With his two assists today, Sam Reinhart now has 10 points (3+7) in the Sabres’ last nine games.
  • Marco Scandella’s goal today gave him three points (2+1) in his last four games against the Kings.
  • Jeff Skinner, who recorded the primary assist on Ristolainen’s goal, now has seven points (6+1) in his last five meetings with the Kings.
  • Jimmy Vesey also assisted on the Ristolainen goal, giving him an assist in each of his two games against Los Angeles this season.

Today’s Goaltenders

Today’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision GA SA
Kings Quick L 2 27
Sabres Ullmark W 2 27
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Kings Quick 10-13-2 .895 3.01
Sabres Ullmark 11-7-3 .913 2.86

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Kings head coach Todd McLellan

Kings defenseman Kale Clague

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty

Post-Game Report: 11/24 vs. Edmonton

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(8-13-2)
0 0 1 1 30
Sabres
(6-13-4)
0 1 2 3 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With tonight’s win, the Sabres have defeated the Oilers in three straight meetings for the first time since Buffalo won each of the six matchups between the teams from Jan. 16, 2006 to Jan. 3, 2012.
  • The Sabres are now 10-4-1 with a plus-19 goal differential (51-32) in their last 15 games against the Oilers.
  • Jacob Josefson’s goal tonight was his first as a member of the Sabres. He now has a point in consecutive games (1+1) after missing 15 games due to a lower-body injury.
  • Kyle Okposo, who scored an empty-net goal and earned an assist on Josefson’s goal, now has 12 points (7+5) in 11 career games against the Oilers.
  • Jack Eichel’s goal gave him goals in consecutive games and extended his point streak to three games (2+1).
  • Evander Kane recorded assist on Buffalo’s last two goals, extending his point streak to four games (2+3) for the second time this month.
  • Rasmus Ristolainen also assisted Buffalo’s second and third goals, giving him 10 points (2+8) in eight career games against Edmonton.

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Oilers Brossoit L .933 2.07
Sabres Lehner W .967 1.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Brossoit 0-3-1 .881 3.31
Sabres Lehner 5-9-2 .907 2.94

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres Head Coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Jacob Josefson

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins

Oilers forward Mark Letestu

Oilers goaltender Laurent Brossoit

Post-Game Report: 12/6 vs. EDM

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(14-10-4)
0 2 1 0 3 37
Sabres
(10-10-6)
2 0 1 1 4 26

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improved to 5-2-2 in their last nine games.
  • The Sabres are now 8-1-3 in their last 12 home games against Western Conference opponents.
  • The Sabres have defeated the Oilers twice in a season for the first time since going 2-1-0 in the season series in 1985-86. Buffalo last swept the season series against Edmonton in 2011-12, when the Sabres earned a win in the lone game between the teams for the seventh consecutive season (2005-06 to 2011-12; no matchups in 2007-08).
  • With two goals, Evander Kane now has a point in four of his last five games (3+2), including at least one in each of his last three home games.
  • Brian Gionta’s goal gave him eight points (4+4) in his last seven games against the Oilers.
  • With the game-winning goal and two assists, Rasmus Ristolainen now has seven points (1+6) in his last five games and eight points (2+6) in his last six games against the Oilers.
    • Ristolainen finished the game tied for 16th in the NHL with 15 assists and tied for ninth among NHL defensemen with 16 points.
  • Ryan O’Reilly recorded two assists tonight and now has six points (2+4) in his last five games.
    • O’Reilly has 23 points (9+14) in his last 20 games against Edmonton, including points in five straight (5+6).

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Oilers Talbot O .846 3.97
Sabres Nilsson W .919 3.00

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Oilers Talbot 13-9-3 .914 2.60
Sabres Nilsson 5-2-2 .932 2.38

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Connor McDavid

Oilers forward Drake Caggiula

Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl

Post-Game Report: 3/1 vs. EDM

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Oilers
(24-34-7)
1 0 0 1 2 41
Sabres
(25-31-8)
0 0 1 0 1 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • Cal O’Reilly’s goal was his first as a member of the Sabres and his first in the NHL since Dec. 21, 2011, when he was a member of the Phoenix Coyotes.
  • With 39 saves tonight, Robin Lehner is 2-3-2 in his last seven games with a .953 save percentage and a 1.55 goals-against average, making it the best seven-game stretch of his career by both metrics.
    • Lehner’s .933 save percentage through 16 games played is the second-best in the league among goalies with at least five games played, trailing only Carey Price (12 GP, .934).
  • After going 3-for-3 tonight, the Sabres are 64-for-70 (91.4%) on the penalty kill in their last 25 games, including a 25-for-26 mark (96.2%) in their last eight games.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Cal O’Reilly

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Zach Bogosian

Oilers head coach Todd McLellan

Oilers forward Connor McDavid

Oilers forward Jordan Eberle

Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson

 

Post-Game Report: 11/18 vs. SJS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Sharks
(10-9-2)
0 1 0 1 30
Sabres
(5-13-2)
0 3 1 4 14

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the win, the Sabres improve to 16-1-0 all-time at home against the Sharks.
  • The Sabres have won consecutive games for the first time since they won three in a row from Feb. 25 to Feb. 28.
  • With two his first two goals as a member of the Sabres and an assist, Brian Gionta logged his first three-point game since Oct. 15, 2011.
  • With his goal, Nicolas Deslauriers extended his point streak to a career-best three games (1+2). Both of his goals this season have come against the Sharks.
  • Cody McCormick recorded an assist tonight and now has seven points (2+5) in his last six games against the Sharks.
  • With his assist on Gionta’s first goal, Tyler Myers became the 16th defenseman in Sabres history to record 100 assists with the team.
  • Michal Neuvirth left the game after the first period with a lower-body injury.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres goaltender coach Arturs Irbe

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons

Sharks head coach Todd McLellan

Sharks forward Patrick Marleau

Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Sharks goaltender Troy Grosenick