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Post-Game Report: 11/17 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(11-6-1)
1 2 1 4 38
Sabres
(5-8-4)
0 1 0 1 33

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres have lost three straight games in regulation for the first time since Jan. 20 to 25. The team is now on its first six-game winless streak since Dec. 28, 2015 to Jan. 8, 2016.
  • The Lightning have now won four consecutive games in Buffalo for the first time since March 19, 1995 to Oct. 15, 1996. The Sabres’ last home win against the Lightning was a 2-1 shootout victory on Dec. 2, 2014.
  • Dan Bylsma coached his 500th regular-season NHL game as a tonight. Bylsma became the 66th coach (18th active) to reach this milestone.
    • Among NHL coaches with at least 500 games coached, only Bruce Boudraeu, Scotty Bowman and Toe Blake have a better career record than Bylsma’s 292-161-47 mark.
  • Cody Franson’s power-play goal marked his first goal since Jan. 16, 2016 vs. WSH.
    • Franson now has three points (2+1) in his last two games against the Lightning.
  • Taylor Fedun recorded his first assist as a Sabre on Franson’s goal and now has two points (1+1) in two career games against Tampa Bay.

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Lightning
Bishop W .970 1.00
Sabres Lehner L .895 4.01

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Lightning
Bishop 7-5-0 .909 2.77
Sabres Lehner 4-7-2 .919 2.53

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres forward Evander Kane

Sabres defenseman Cody Franson

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula

Lightning forward Alex Killorn

Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop

Post-Game Report: 11/5 vs. TBL

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Lightning
(7-6-2)
3 0 1 4 22
Sabres
(5-8-0)
0 1 0 1 31

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With just five total shots between the teams in the third period, the Sabres and Lightning tied a Sabres record for fewest combined shots in a period.
    • The record was initially set on March 14, 1972 vs. Minnesota and matched three times before tonight (Dec. 23, 1972 vs. Los Angeles; Jan. 13, 1974 vs. St. Louis; March 17, 2002 at Florida).
    • The Sabres allowed three Lightning shots in the period, the fewest since allowing two to Tampa Bay in the second period on Dec. 2, 2014.
  • The Sabres outshot the Lightning 31-22 tonight, marking the 10th time Buffalo has outshot its opponent in the team’s first 13 games.
    • The Sabres are 4-6-0 when outshooting their opponents this season.
    • The Sabres outshot their opponents just 10 times all of last season, finishing the season 5-5-0 in those games.
  • Jack Eichel scored in his third consecutive home game tonight and finished tonight’s game tied for third in the NHL with five home goals this season.
  • With the start tonight, Linus Ullmark became the first goaltender to make three straight team starts in his first NHL season since Ryan Miller did so from Dec. 31, 2002 to Jan. 10, 2003.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Sam Reinhart

Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges

Lightning head coach Jon Cooper

Lightning forward Valtteri Filppula

Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov

Lightning forward Steven Stamkos

Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman

Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy