|55||BUFFALO||+145||Ov 5.5,+100||+145||Ov 5.5,+100|
|56||ANAHEIM||-165||Un 5.5,-120||-165||Un 5.5,-120|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2-2-0||+1||2-2||+1||2-2||2.5||25.2||2.5||31.0|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||0||2-3||0||3-2||2.2||26.4||3.2||30.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||18||5||9||4||0||2||210||8.6%||30||4||13.3%||32|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||4||10||3||4||3||0||1||101||9.9%||15||1||6.7%||19|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||3||5||3||0||1||132||8.3%||22||1||4.5%||20|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||23||8||4||11||0||3||261||8.8%||26||8||30.8%||35|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||10||3||1||6||0||2||124||8.1%||16||5||31.2%||15|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||16||6||2||8||0||2||154||10.4%||20||7||35.0%||23|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||6||6||202||183||90.6%||0||2-4||-1.7||2-4-0||-2||3-3|
|CARTER HUTTON (Road Games)||2||2||66||59||89.4%||0||0-2||-2||0-2-0||-2||1-1|
|CARTER HUTTON(vs. Non-Conference)||4||4||133||118||88.7%||0||1-3||-1.7||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||133||118||88.7%||0||1-3||-1.7||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (All Games)||2||2||56||55||98.2%||0||2-0||+3||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Road Games)||2||2||56||55||98.2%||0||2-0||+3||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||56||55||98.2%||0||2-0||+3||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|LINUS ULLMARK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||56||55||98.2%||0||2-0||+3||2-0-0||+3||1-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||2-1-0||+0.5||2-1||+0.5||0-2||3.0||25.7||2.0||31.7|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.1||2-3||-1.1||1-3||2.6||24.8||2.8||40.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||8||22||6||6||9||1||3||186||11.8%||20||5||25.0%||39|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||3||9||2||3||3||1||2||77||11.7%||9||1||11.1%||13|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||5||3||5||0||1||124||10.5%||12||3||25.0%||23|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||18||4||10||3||1||3||296||6.1%||27||5||18.5%||28|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||6||2||2||1||1||1||95||6.3%||9||1||11.1%||10|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||8||3||1||3||201||7.0%||18||5||27.8%||23|
|JOHN GIBSON (All Games)||7||7||257||244||94.9%||0||4-3||+1.2||4-3-0||+1||2-4|
|JOHN GIBSON (Home Games)||3||3||95||90||94.7%||0||2-1||+0.5||2-1-0||+1||0-2|
|JOHN GIBSON(vs. Non-Conference)||2||2||56||53||94.6%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|JOHN GIBSON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||162||153||94.4%||0||1-3||-2.5||1-3-0||-3||1-2|
|RYAN MILLER (All Games)||2||1||37||35||94.6%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|RYAN MILLER (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RYAN MILLER(vs. Non-Conference)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RYAN MILLER (Last 4 Games)||2||1||37||35||94.6%||0||1-0||+1.4||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: BUFFALO 3.32, ANAHEIM 2.93|
|10/4/2018||BOSTON||0-4||L||0, +130||L||6 un||U|
|10/6/2018||NY RANGERS||3-1||W||0, -135||W||6 un||U|
|10/8/2018||VEGAS||4-2||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||O|
|10/11/2018||COLORADO||1-6||L||0, +100||L||6 un||O|
|10/13/2018||at ARIZONA||3-0||W||0, +140||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/16/2018||at VEGAS||1-4||L||0, +175||L||5.5 ev||U|
|10/18/2018||at SAN JOSE||1-5||L||0, +200||L||5.5 ov||O|
|10/20/2018||at LOS ANGELES||5-1||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/21/2018||at ANAHEIM|| |
|10/27/2018||at COLUMBUS|| |
|11/1/2018||at OTTAWA|| |
|10/3/2018||at SAN JOSE||5-2||W||0, +165||W||5.5 un||O|
|10/6/2018||at ARIZONA||1-0||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/8/2018||DETROIT||3-2||W||0, -185||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/10/2018||ARIZONA||2-3||L||0, -150||L||5 ov||P|
|10/13/2018||at DALLAS||3-5||L||0, +145||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/14/2018||at ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5.5 ev||U|
|10/17/2018||NY ISLANDERS||4-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ev||U|
|10/20/2018||at VEGAS||1-3||L||0, +155||L||5.5 un||U|
|10/23/2018||at CHICAGO|| |
|10/25/2018||at DALLAS|| |
|10/28/2018||SAN JOSE|| |
|11/1/2018||NY RANGERS|| |
|BUFFALO: LAST SEASON: 25-45-12, 62 points. Finished last in NHL standings for third time in five years.
COACH: Phil Housley (second season, second NHL season).
ADDED: LW Jeff Skinner, LW Conor Sheary, C Tage Thompson, C Patrik Berglund, C Vladimir Sobotka, rookie D Rasmus Dahlin, D Matt Hunwick, D Lawrence Pilut, G Carter Hutton.
LOST: C Ryan O'Reilly, G Robin Lehner, LW Benoit Pouliot, D Victor Antipin, D Josh Gorges, C Jordan Nolan, G Chad Johnson.
PLAYER TO WATCH: All eyes will be on Dahlin, the 18-year-old Swedish-born smooth-skating, play-making defenseman selected with the first pick in the draft. Dahlin has such potential, Hockey Hall of Fame
COACH and nine-time Stanley Cup-winner Scotty Bowman says the youngster has the potential to become the best defenseman in Sabres history. Dahlin has already roused a fan base, which jammed the Sabres 1,800-seat practice facility to see him perform during the team's rookie camp in June and a four-team prospects tournament earlier this month.
OUTLOOK: The Sabres can't get much worse than the over-priced and under-achieving squad that won three straight games just once, and endured losing streaks of four or more games seven times last season. Things became so grim, O'Reilly in April revealed he
LOST his passion for playing at times, and a losing mentality crept into the locker room. O'Reilly was traded to St. Louis in one of numerous moves GM Jason Botterill made to overhaul a roster that will feature anywhere between nine and 12 players not in the season-opening lineup a year ago. The question is how long it will take for the newcomers to find chemistry.
COACH: Randy Carlyle (10th season, 13th NHL season).
ADDED: D Luke Schenn, D Andrej Sustr, C Brian Gibbons, RW Carter Rowney.
LOST: D Francois Beauchemin, D Kevin Bieksa, C Antoine Vermette, LW Jason Chimera, RW J.T. Brown, C Derek Grant.
PLAYER TO WATCH: RW Patrick Eaves. The veteran forward signed a three-year contract to stay with the Ducks last summer but missed the entire ensuing season with what he thought was an autoimmune nervous disorder, only to learn it was post-viral syndrome. The heavily bearded goal-scorer won't be ready to play at the start of this season while recovering from his serious health scare and a more mundane shoulder surgery, but the Ducks are very hopeful he'll be back soon to provide some much-needed offensive punch.
OUTLOOK: The Ducks' run of five straight division titles ended last season, and the Sharks humiliated them in a first-round playoff sweep. Instead of shaking up the roster, Carlyle and Anaheim GM Bob Murray made no significant roster additions and decided to play a speedier style with their returning players and another influx of youth from the Ducks' remarkable farm system. The heavy, bullying squad that made two Western Conference finals in the past four years will join the rest of the NHL in trying to push the tempo. The Ducks have enough talent to try just about anything, but the speed of their adjustment and their overall health will determine whether they've missed the window to win a Stanley Cup with this core.
|Sabres, struggling goalie take on Ducks|
Carter Hutton ought to be feeling pressure to perform well when the Buffalo Sabres visit the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday evening at Staples Center.
Hutton is set to make his seventh start in goal for the Sabres and he has been subpar in his past three outings.
Meanwhile, backup goalie Linus Ullmark made 20 saves in a 5-1 victory at the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday afternoon. Ullmark had 36 saves in his other start this season, a 3-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Oct. 13.
Hutton is 0-3-0 in his past three appearances, allowing 13 goals on 96 shots for an .865 save percentage.
Buffalo (4-4-0) hasn't provided much cushion for Hutton either, scoring one goal in each of his past three starts.
The Sabres adjusted their lines and that seemed to make a difference against the Kings.
Jeff Skinner and Jason Pominville moved onto the top line with center Jack Eichel and Skinner had his fifth career hat trick in the win.
Pominville added a goal and two assists to become the third player from the 2001 NHL Draft class with 700 points. He had just one assist in the first seven games.
"I thought the line played pretty well," Skinner told MSG Network after the game. "I thought (Pominville and Eichel) did a great job working down low. I think a majority of our offense was created off the cycle."
Skinner had one of his hat tricks in Anaheim while a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. He scored three goals in a 5-1 victory on Dec. 11, 2015.
Sutton has made four career appearances against Anaheim, owning a 1-2-1 record, 3.00 goals-against average and .888 save percentage.
The Ducks (5-2-1) are expected to start goalie Ryan Miller after John Gibson played Saturday night in a 3-1 loss at the Vegas Golden Knights.
Miller played for Buffalo from 2002 to 2014 and remains the franchise leader in several career categories, including games played by a goalie (540), minutes (33,661) and wins (284).
Miller made his only other start this season on Sunday at the St. Louis Blues, saving 29 of 31 shots in the 3-2 victory.
The Ducks have been known as a physically intimidating team in the past. They've had to take a step back as they infuse younger players into the lineup, but Skinner said the Sabres will be ready if Anaheim wants to play that style.
Kyle Okposo and Zach Bogosian stood up to the Kings on Saturday.
"We have sort of that mentality that we're all going to stick up for one another, which is a nice feeling," Skinner said.
The first goal has been huge in games involving the Sabres this season. The team that has taken a 1-0 lead has led the rest of the way in all eight games.
The Ducks plan to retire the jersey of Paul Kariya before the game.
|Last Updated: 1/18/2019 11:02:00 PM EST|