GameNight: Sabres and Panthers Scoreless in 1st

December 20, 2016 - 2:44 pm
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The Sabres suffered their second consecutive shootout loss on Tuesday, falling to the Florida Panthers 4-3. Rasmus Ristolainen recorded 2 points, a goal and an assist, while Jaromir Jagr racked up 3 points en route to a historic milestone. 

Scoring

  • The Panthers struck first on Alexsander Barkov's 8th at 16:09. Johan Larsson failed to tie up Barkov in front of the net and the Florida forward gathered his own rebound for the 1-0 lead.
  • Keith Yandle made it 2-0 at 12:14 of the 2nd period, a shot from the blue line. Jaromir Jagr assisted on the goal and screened Robin Lehner on the play.
  • Sam Reinhart cut the lead in half on the power play about 2:30 later, deflecting Rasmus Ristolainen's point shot. 
  • The Sabres struck again only 70 seconds later on Evander Kane's 6th. The Buffalo forward slammed home a loose puck in the crease, tying the game 2-2.
  • Ristolainen put Buffalo on top for the first time at 12:19 of the 3rd, but Nick Bjugstad tied it up a little less than 4 minutes later.
Game Notes
  • The Sabres allowed an opponent to score the game's first goal for the fifth straight game.
  • With his 3 assists, Jaromir Jagr moved tied Mark Messier for 2nd place on the NHL's all-time scoring list (1,887).
  • Rasmus Ristolainen has 11 points (3 G, 8 A) in his last 7 games. 
  • Each of Evander Kane's 6 goals have come in his last 8 games.


1st Period
Goals

16:09 - FLA - Alexsander Barkov (8) (Jason Demers, Jaromir Jagr)

Penalties
10:23 - FLA - Aaron Ekblad (2 min., cross checking)
19:08 - BUF - Johan Larsson (2 min., delay of game)

2nd Period
Goals

12:14 - FLA - Keith Yandle (2) (PPG) (Jaromir Jagr, Alexsander Barkov)
15:45 - BUF - Sam Reinhart (7) (PPG) (Rasmus Ristolainen, Ryan O'Reilly)
16:55 - BUF - Evander Kane (6) (Cody Franson, Brian Gionta)

Penalties
3:24 - FLA - Jakub Kindl (2 min., interference)
7:12 - BUF - Evander Kane (2 min., high sticking)
10:57 - BUF - Zach Bogosian (2 min., slashing)
14:25 - FLA - Jason Demers (2 min., cross checking)
17:27 - FLA - Paul Thompson (2 min., roughing)
17:27 - BUF - William Carrier (2 min., roughing)
17:27 - FLA - Shawn Thornton (5 min., fighting)
17:27 - BUF - Marcus Foligno (5 min., fighting)

3rd Period
Goals

12:19 - BUF - Rasmus Ristolainen (3) (Sam Reinhart)
16:09 - FLA - Nick Bjugstad (1) (Jaromir Jagr, Alexsander Barkov)

Penalties
16:40 - BUF - Sam Reinhart (2 min., holding the stick)

Overtime
Goals

None

Penalties
None

Shootout
Ryan O'Reilly - MISS
Vincent Trocheck - GOAL
Kyle Okposo - MISS
Alexsander Barkov - GOAL

Player Audio
Dan Bylsma


Robin Lehner
 

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