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Game Preview | Sabers Tonight Against Canucks As Road Trip Continues

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This post will be updated with additional lineup news and notes following the Buffalo Sabers’ morning skate in Calgary.Until then check it out Thursday’s post-game report.

Video: Tough Hat-Trick Helps Sabers Win 6-3
The Buffalo Sabers are in Vancouver tonight for the third game of their four-game trip. It ends in Seattle on Tuesday.

Tonight’s showdown with the Cancuks is set for 10pm at MSG on WGR 550. Pre-match coverage at MSG starts at 9:30.

the team called the defense Lawrence Piruto From yesterday’s Rochester Americans. Ilya Lyubushkin Every day after my injury on Tuesday. Henri Jokiharju Missed Thursday’s game with an upper body injury.

More information will be provided by head coach Don Granato when he meets with the media.

Here are some top game notes. Compiled by @SabresPR:

• This is the first of two matchups between the Sabers and the Canucks this season.
• Last met: Buffalo beat Vancouver 3-2 after extra time in Vancouver on March 20, 2022
• NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, November 15th in Buffalo.

• The Sabers are 4-5-1 in their last 10 games against the Canucks. 3-6-1 on the road.
• This is the 127th game between Buffalo and Vancouver. Buffalo has his 52-54-20 series record.
• The Sabers are consistently 19-32-12 head-to-head against the Canucks.

Video: BUF@CGY: Darling scores in 4th straight game
• Darling’s goal against Calgary on October 20 gave him the longest opening season defensive scoring streak in NHL history (4 games), according to NHL Stats.
• Baldy Northcott, who had a four-game scoring streak for the Montreal Maroons in 1932-33, was listed as a forward on the postseason All-Star team that season and should not have been on the list of season-opening goals by a defenseman. There is none. According to NHL statistics.
• If he scores tonight, Darling will become the first defenseman in Sabers history to score in five straight games in a season.
• Among the defenses going into play on Friday, Darling scored goals (4, 1st), points (6, T-1st), shots (16, T-5th) plus/minus (+6, T-2). ) ranked league leader. and on-ice time per game (24:48, 12 days).

Video: POSTGAME: Darling

• Through 4 games, Rasmus Darling He skates an average of 24:48 per night, exceeding 25 minutes of ice time twice.
• Darling averaged 21:41 on the ice per game over the first four seasons of his career.
• Darling averaged 73:25 in the first four games of the season, faster than any other skater in Buffalo.

• Darling (4 games, 4+2), JJ Peterka (4 games, 2+2) and alex touch (3 games, 5+1) are all now scoring streak points.
• Both Dahlin and Tuch have at least one goal in each game of their respective scoring streaks.
• Tough’s goal tonight equals the longest streak of goals in his career (5+1 in 4 games from 1-6 March 2021).
• The 2022-23 season is the only season with five or more goals in the first four games of the season.
• His hat-trick against Calgary on October 20 marked the first of his career and the first multi-goal as a member of the Sabers.

• With a point in tonight’s game, JJ Peterka will become the only Sabers rookie to open the season with points in all of his first five games.
Pieterka is currently Victor Olofsson As a Sabers rookie player, he has the longest streak of points since the start of the season (4 games).
• Peterka is tied for third among Buffalo skaters with four points (2+2) in the first four games.

• Consecutive 40 save performances on Tuesday, October 18th and Thursday, October 20th for Eric Comrie He became the first goaltender in Sabers history to record at least 40 saves and wins in consecutive games.
• He made 119 saves in his first three games with the Sabers, averaging a .930 save percentage and a 3.01 goals average over the span.
• According to Natural Stat Trick, Comrie is ranked 6th in the NHL, above average in even strength (2.21).

Video: BUF@CGY: Tough scoring in the second period
Vinny Hinostroza He has a total of four assists in the first two games of the season. That’s more than any Sabers skater in his first four games for the team.
• His three-assist performance in Calgary on October 20 was the fourth of his career and the first time he had three assists in a game since April 17, 2021 against Chicago.
• It was the second time he had three assists in one period (December 12, 2019 in Arizona).
• Hinostroza, who played in the game on Friday, was the only player in the NHL to have four or more assists in a season in fewer than four games.

• With tonight’s win, the Sabers are on a three-game winning streak from 01/15/98 to 02/28/99.
• A win would make Buffalo win back-to-back visits to Vancouver for the first time since October 9, 1996 to February 28, 1999, when they won three in a row.
• Buffalo are in tonight’s game and have already beaten Edmonton and Calgary in the trip. Tonight’s win would sweep his three teams in Western Canada for the first time since January 22-25, 2018.

Kyle Okposo He has scored 17 points (5+12) in 17 career games with the Canucks, all 17 points in his last 15 games.
• Okposo has four multipoint games against the Canucks in his career.