NYI
24-17-7
BUF
21-21-6
SO
31 SOG
22 SOG

Sabres 2, Islanders 1 (SO)

Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com (@kwsnow) | Friday, 04.26.2013 / 10:53 PM

Buffalo 2 – NY Islanders 1 (SO)
Friday, April 26, 2013
First Niagara Center

GAME RECAP
Playing in his 500th career game, the night already belonged to Ryan Miller. So it was only fitting that the Sabres’ goaltender would close the door on Buffalo’s 2012-13 season with a trio of huge saves.

Miller stopped all three shooters in the shootout, as the Sabres concluded their season with a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders. Thomas Vanek clinched the win for the Sabres, scoring the only goal of the three-round shootout. Brian Flynn’s sixth of the season was Buffalo’s lone regulation marker. Keith Aucoin accounted for New York’s scoring with a goal at 7:26 of the third period.

This was also the final NHL contest for Sabres forward Jochen Hecht, who announced his retirement following the game. The 35-year-old Hecht played his first NHL game in Buffalo as a member of the St. Louis Blues on January 13, 1999, and finishes his 832-game career with 186 goals and 277 assists. Hecht’s best season came in 2006-07 with the Sabres, posting career highs in goals (19), assists (37) and points (56).

ROSTER NOTES
Patrick Kaleta
sat out his third consecutive game with a hand injury sustained against the Rangers on March 19… Ville Leino (upper body-lung, 13 games) and Tyler Myers (broken bone-leg, 7 games) were also scratched.

BUFFALO’S REAL-TIME STATS LEADERS
Time on Ice: Christian Ehrhoff, 30:09
Shots: Mikhail Grigorenko, 6
Blocked Shots: Mark Pysyk, 2
Hits: Marcus Foligno, 4
Faceoff Wins: Cody Hodgson, 13
Total Faceoffs: Hodgson, 17 (13-4)

BUFFALO’S RECORD WHEN...
Scoring First: 16-4-4
Tied After the First Period: 14-9-3
Leading After the Second Period: 9-0-4
Outshot by an opponent: 17-15-2

SPECIAL TEAMS:
Power Play
Tonight: 0/3

Penalty Killing
Tonight: 4/4

TEAM AWARDS
In a pre-game ceremony on the ice, Ryan Miller received the Sabres’ MVP Award as selected by his teammates. Marcus Foligno was named the Rookie of the Year, and defenseman Mike Weber was voted to be the team’s Unsung Hero.


FINAL SEASON TOTALS
OVERALL RECORD: 21-21-6 (48 pts.), 5th place, Northeast Division/11th, Eastern Conference (as of 4/26)
Goals For: 125
Goals Against: 143

TEAM LEADERS: G- Vanek, 20 … A- Ennis/Vanek, 21 … P- Vanek, 41 … PPG- Vanek, 9 … SHG- Five players, 1 … GWG- Steve Ott, 3 … Shots- Stafford, 121 … PIM- Ott, 93 … Plus/Minus- Ehrhoff/Hecht/Flynn, +6 … Hits- Ott, 187 … Blocked Shots- Weber, 92

SPECIAL TEAMS
Power Play
Overall: 23/163, 14.1%
Home: 13/82, 15.8%
Road: 10/81, 12.3%

Penalty Killing
Overall: 141/178, 79.2%
Home: 63/79, 79.8%
Road: 78/99, 78.8%

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
NYI ()
BUF ()
Scoring Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:29BUF Brian Flynn (6) ASST: Thomas Vanek (21) 1 - 0 BUF
3rd Period
07:26NYI Keith Aucoin (6) ASST: Andrew MacDonald (9) 1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1BUFThomas Vanek - Goal
2NYIFrans Nielsen - Save
3BUFDrew Stafford - Save
4NYIBrad Boyes - Save
5BUFJochen Hecht - Save
6NYIJohn Tavares - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDBuffalo SabresNew York Islanders
1Thomas VanekFrans Nielsen
2Drew StaffordBrad Boyes
3Jochen HechtJohn Tavares
Three Stars of the Game
Ryan Miller
1st
Ryan Miller
G
SA: 31TOI: 65:00
GA: 1EV: 23-24
PIM: 0PP: 6-6
SV%: .968SH: 1-1
Brian Flynn
2nd
Brian Flynn
C
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:35
Mikhail Grigorenko
3rd
Mikhail Grigorenko
C
G: 0Shots: 6
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 14:34
Penalty Summary
1st Period
08:41BUF Mike Weber  Interference against  Colin McDonald
13:02NYI Brian Strait  Interference against  Jochen Hecht
20:00BUF John Scott  Misconduct (10 min) against  Eric Boulton
20:00NYI Eric Boulton  Misconduct (10 min) against  John Scott
2nd Period
03:48NYI Brian Strait  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
04:42BUF Drew Stafford  Roughing against  Thomas Hickey
04:42BUF Tyler Ennis  Roughing against  Thomas Hickey
12:03NYI Matt Carkner  Elbowing against  John Scott
12:03NYI Matt Carkner  Fighting (maj) against  John Scott
12:03BUF John Scott  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Carkner
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
01:25BUF Kevin Porter  Hooking against  Keith Aucoin
shots by period
PeriodNYIBUF
1st910
2nd95
3rd86
OT51
Total3122
Team Stats
CategoryNYIBUF
Power Plays0/40/3
Hits2315
Faceoff Wins3231
Giveaways910
Takeaways54
Blocked Shots169
Penalty Minutes2123
  • NY ISLANDERS
  • BUFFALO
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2M. StreitD0003026:38
3T. HamonicD0001024:29
7M. CarknerD0001711:27
10K. AucoinC1013016:30
12J. BaileyL0003015:59
13C. McDonaldR0013014:55
14T. HickeyD0000018:17
17M. MartinL00-11011:40
21K. OkposoR00-15018:17
24B. BoyesR0003018:30
26M. MoulsonL0000018:54
36E. BoultonL0000106:38
37B. StraitD0000417:16
40M. GrabnerR0013016:11
47A. MacDonaldD0100026:13
51F. NielsenC0003019:01
53C. CizikasC000009:40
91J. TavaresC00-12023:42
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
20E. Nabokov2122.95564:43
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
5C. RuhwedelD0000016:08
6M. WeberD0000223:01
9S. OttC00-10017:45
10C. EhrhoffD0000030:09
12K. PorterC0003217:43
19C. HodgsonC0001020:36
21D. StaffordR0000216:28
25M. GrigorenkoC00-16014:34
26T. VanekL0112021:25
27A. PardyD0000016:48
32J. ScottL0001156:09
42N. GerbeL0001010:27
44A. SekeraD0011023:25
53M. PysykD00-10017:49
55J. HechtC00-12016:17
63T. EnnisC0002216:00
65B. FlynnC1013019:35
82M. FolignoL001007:41
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
30R. Miller3031.96865:00