Buffalo Sabres win again beat Calgary Flames 4-2

Buffalo Sabres continue to play well and once again came up on the top beating Calgary Flames 4-2. Here is the game summary.

Top Notes
•    With points in their last 13 home games against Calgary (11-0-2), the Sabres have broken their series-record for most consecutive home games against the Flames with a point.
o    The Sabres are now 17-3-2 in their last 22 home games against the Flames, with the last regulation home loss coming on March 15, 1996.
•    The home team has now won 18 of the last 20 games between these teams, dating back to the 1999-00 season. The Flames’ last win in Buffalo was on Dec. 14, 2013.

•    According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Buffalo’s three goals in a span of 1:41 in the second period were the team’s quickest three goals since the Sabres scored three in 1:08 vs. BOS (4/3/1998).
o    The franchise record for fastest three goals is 39 seconds (Pat LaFontaine, Wayne Presley and Donald Audette, 3/22/1992 at Chicago)
•    The Sabres scored three power-play goals for the first time since Oct. 12, 2015 vs. Columbus.
•    Kyle Okposo’s power-play goal was Buffalo’s first 5-on-3 goal since Nikita Zadorov’s goal on Feb. 15, 2015 against Philadelphia.
o    With his a goal and an assist tonight, Okposo now has 10 points (2+8) in his last nine games against the Flames.
•    Matt Moulson’s goal ties him with Shea Weber for the NHL lead with six power-play goals this season.
•    Marcus Foligno’s goal gives him six points (4+2) in five game games against Calgary since the beginning of the 2014-15 season.
•    Taylor Fedun (two assists tonight) has an assist in all three of his NHL games this season and assists in four straight NHL games, going back to last season.
•    Rasmus Ristolainen’s assist on Okposo’s goal gives him six points (4+2) in his last four games against the Flames.
•    With his goal, Johan Larsson now has a point in each of his last three games against the Flames (2+1).
•    Evander Kane (assist tonight) now has eight points (3+6) in eight career games against Calgary.

Tonight’s Goaltenders
Tonight’s Stats
Team    Goaltender    Decision    SV%    GAA
Flames    Elliott    L    .875    4.11
Sabres    Lehner    W    .935    2.01

Updated Season Stats
Team    Goaltender    Record    SV%    GAA
Flames    Elliott    3-9-0    .882    3.42
Sabres    Lehner    5-7-2    .920    2.49

 

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