Buffalo Sabres upset the Pittsburgh Penguins beating them 2-1 in overtimein a surprise filled game. There were no expectation that Sabres would win but they managed to pull of an upset. Here is the game summary.
• Tonight’s Sabres win broke a nine-game losing streak against Pittsburgh. Buffalo’s last win against the Penguins took place on April 23, 2013.
• The Sabres improved to 4-0-2 when leading after the first period and 5-1-4 when scoring first this season.
• With 46 saves tonight, Anders Nilsson has improved to 2-1-2 with a .951 save percentage and a 1.74 goals-against average on the season.
o As of the end of the game, Nilsson’s .951 save percentage ranked him third in the NHL among goaltenders with at least 120 minutes played, behind only Andrei Vasilevskiy (.953) and Devan Dubnyk (.952).
o The 46 saves were two shy of his career-high mark (48, 10/13/15 at Dallas).
o In his last three games, Nilsson is 2-0-1 with a .976 save percentage and a 0.97 goals-against average.
• William Carrier’s goal was the first goal and point of his NHL career.
• Taylor Fedun, who assisted on Carrier’s goal, now has an assist in each of his last three NHL games, dating back to Jan. 15, 2016.
• With tonight’s shootout-winner, Cal O’Reilly has improved to 6-for-13 (46.2%) in his NHL career, including three game-deciding goals.
Tonight’s Goaltenders and Tonight’s Stats
Team Goaltender Decision SV% GAA
Penguins Fleury O .970 0.92
Sabres Nilsson W .979 0.92
Updated Season Stats
Team Goaltender Record SV% GAA
Penguins Fleury 6-3-3 .908 3.11
Sabres Nilsson 2-1-2 .951 1.74