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Post-Game Report: 10/4 vs. Boston

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(1-1-0)
2 1 1 4 26
Sabres
(0-1-0)
0 0 0 0 32

Game Summary

Event Summary

 

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 24-19-5 all-time in season-openers and 17-10-5 when opening at home.
  • Jack Eichel made his debut as the Sabres’ captain. At 21 years of age, Eichel became the youngest captain in Sabres history, passing Jim Schoenfeld, who served as the team’s captain as a 23-year-old in the 1975-76 season.
  • Rasmus Dahlin (18 years, 175 days) became the second-youngest player ever to appear in a game with the Sabres, behind only fellow No. 1 pick Pierre Turgeon (18 years, 41 days on Oct. 8, 1987 vs. Minnesota).
  • Seven players made their Sabres regular-season debuts tonight: Patrik Berglund, Rasmus Dahlin, Carter Hutton, Conor Sheary, Jeff Skinner, Vladimir Sobotka and Tage Thompson
    • It marked the second-most new players the Sabres have ever dressed in a season-opener, trailing only the nine players who made their Sabres debuts on Oct. 10, 2015 vs. Tampa Bay (Carlo Colaiacovo, Jack Eichel, Cody Franson, Chad Johnson, Evander Kane, David Legwand, Robin Lehner, Jamie McGinn and Ryan O’Reilly).

 

Tonight’s Goaltenders

Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Bruins Halak W 1.000 0.00
Sabres Hutton L .880 3.26

 

Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Bruins Halak 1-0-0 .960 1.30
Sabres Hutton 0-1-0 .880 3.26

 

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Phil Housley

Sabres forward Jack Eichel

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo

Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy

Bruins forward Anders Bjork

Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak

Post-Game Report: 2/4 vs. BOS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(27-18-6)
0 1 1 0 1 3 33
Sabres
(21-26-5)
1 1 0 0 0 2 28

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the shootout loss, the Sabres fell to 4-4-1 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season.
  • The Sabres are now 10-6-5 in the home portion of home-and-home sets against the Bruins all-time.
    • Buffalo is now 4-0-2 in the last six home portions of home-and-home series against Boston dating back to March 11, 2004.
    • The Sabres’ last regulation loss in the home portion of a home-and-home set against the Bruins came on April 4, 1993.
  • Evander Kane led all skaters with a career-high 11 shots on goal tonight, topping his previous high (10 shots – 3x, last: 11/18/13 vs. CGY).
  • Chad Johnson fell to 2-1-1 in four career games against the Bruins with a .933 save percentage and a 2.22 goals-against average.

Post-Game Audio

Bruins head coach Claude Julien

Bruins forward Brad Marchand

Bruins forward Ryan Spooner

Bruins defenseman Torey Krug

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask

Post-Game Report: 1/15 vs. BOS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(22-16-5)
0 1 3 4 31
Sabres
(17-23-4)
1 0 0 1 34

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres fell to 2-5-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets and 6-15-1 when outshooting opponents.
  • The Sabres have now lost three consecutive home games against the Bruins for the first time since the 2003-04 season.
  • Robin Lehner, making his first start since recovering from a high ankle sprain that sidelined him for 39 games, made 27 saves on 30 shots.
    • Lehner fell to 3-6-2 in a career-high 12 games against the Bruins, with a .923 save percentage and a 2.71 goals-against average.
  • David Legwand scored his third goal as a member of the Sabres (last: Nov. 27, 2015 vs. CAR).
  • Legwand has 114 career points (45+69) in January, more than any other month.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres forward David Legwand

Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner

Bruins head coach Claude Julien

Bruins forward Ryan Spooner

Bruins forward Matt Beleskey

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Bruins defenseman Jonas Gustavsson

Post-Game Report: 10/18 vs. BOS

Final Score

1st 2nd 3rd OT SO Final SOG
Bruins
(3-4-0)
2 2 0 4  36
Sabres
(1-5-0)
0 0  0  0  32

Game Summary

Event Summary

Top Notes

  • With the loss, the Sabres have now been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since Oct. 9, 2013 at Philadelphia (Jeff Hackett) and Oct. 11, 2003 vs. NY Islanders (Rick DiPietro). Buffalo has never been shut out in three consecutive games.
  • According to Elias Sports Bureau, the Sabres have suffered shutouts in consecutive home games for just the second time in franchise history. The last time came on Feb. 17, 1972 vs. Pittsburgh (Jim Rutherford) and Feb. 20, 1972 vs. Montreal (Ken Dryden).
  • Tyler Myers led the team in ice time for the sixth consecutive game. He ranks 10th in the league with an average ice time of 25:49 per game.

Post-Game Audio

Sabres head coach Ted Nolan

Sabres forward Cody Hodgson

Sabres forward Brian Gionta

Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth

Bruins head coach Claude Julien

Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton

Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara

Bruins goaltender Niklas Svedberg

Post-Game Report: 2/15 vs. BOS

Top Notes

  • The Sabres won without getting a point from Thomas Vanek or Jason Pominville for the first time since March 23, 2012 at NYR (4-1 win).
  • The Sabres improved to 24-3-2 all-time when Tyler Ennis records at least two points.
  • Steve Ott (11 hits) became the first Sabres player to record 10 or more hits since Paul Gaustad had 10 in the 2008 Winter Classic (1/1/08 vs. PIT).
  • Ryan Miller has stopped 136 of 144 shots (.944 SV%) in the last four games.

Top Quotes

Sabres forward Drew Stafford:

 How it feels to beat Boston: “It always feels great to beat them so it’s definitely a statement by us to come back.”

On his first goal of the season: “It’s obviously something that I have been working for and finally it’s nice to get rewarded; hopefully it opens up the floodgates.”

On the team’s turnaround in the third period: “We did nothing different; it’s the same thing, just a matter of going out and doing it. It’s one thing if you’re saying the right thing, it’s another to go out and do it.”

Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff:

On the team’s turnaround in the third period: “We just got a couple good shifts in early in the third period and it just rolled from there. It’s like a snowball effect; everybody seems to make plays all of the sudden that weren’t working in the second.”

On his goal: “It was a lucky bounce that we got there; just bounced over the stick of a Boston forward coming from down low and I just got on my tape and shot it right away.”

On what was said in the locker room before the third period: “It wasn’t pretty, but we are still in this game — one goal game — and one shot will put us back in to the game. We believed we could turn this game around and we had to put in a better effort and we came out and did that.”

Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers:

On his game and Hodgson’s goal: “A lot of it is confidence that is coming back; still a lot to go. You take a look at that play and [Sabres forward] Cody [Hodgson] calls for the puck and I probably just would have kept it if I didn’t hear him, so it was really good talk and communication by him.”

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller:

On staying in the game: “Stay in the game. That’s what you have to do in this league, you have to stay there. You can get it to overtime and in our case we came all the way back and took a lead; that’s what you have to do. I was really impressed, the guys played a great third period, really stepped up and did a nice job.”

On Drew Stafford scoring his first goal of the season: “I’m happy for him; I just hope it opens the floodgates now. [Stafford] likes to get one after another. Hopefully it works for him and it will keep him feeling good.”

On playing a 60-minute game and the second period: “Ultimately you want to play the [full 60 minutes].  I liked our adjustments in the third. We turned the tables on them, that’s the kind of game you have to play, and hopefully we learn from that (third) period.

Boston defenseman Zdeno Chara:

On the back-and-forth nature of the game: “Yeah, I thought we played a pretty decent game for 40 minutes and then in the third [period] I thought we created a lot of chances. We could have scored and we gave that game away. But they just played with other gears and once they scored, we just couldn’t match it.”

On not putting the game away when having a lead: “No, we just have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

On Dougie Hamilton’s goal: “Yeah, it was good to see him get his first one. It was a nice goal and so good for him.”

Boston forward Shawn Thornton:

On the third period: “We had a one-goal lead going into the third [period], but it just goes to show that you can’t play 40 minutes, you have to play 60, and so we should be upset about it but learn from it at the same time.”

On the Sabres having their number during the third period of games: “Well, obviously, I am sure they had a talking to between our last game and this one so they came out with some desperation and we didn’t have enough on our side so I think it is pretty simple to see what happened.”

On not being ready for the Sabres tonight: “We should have been and there is no excuse. We talked about it and knew they would be coming out hard so there is no excuse.”

Boston forward Rich Peverley:

On the Sabres raising their level of play during third period: “Absolutely, I thought we played pretty good in the first two periods. We had a lot of chances but they took their game to a new level and we didn’t match it.”

On not taking advantage of scoring chances: “I think we won here last time with a 2-1 lead and have been pretty good in the past but maybe that is something we are hanging out head on too much lately and we have to actually go out and do it so like I said tonight we didn’t do it.”

On Dougie Hamilton’s first NHL goal: “Yeah, I thought he played pretty good. Getting that first goal maybe feels like that monkey on his back a little bit and it just improves his confidence a little more and he is making great plays already back there and he is just going to get better.”