2016-2017 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 2015-2016        NEXT SEASON: BUF 2017-2018

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTAnders NilssonRobin LehnerLinus Ullmark
10/13/2016vs MontrealL14(BU)L (57:56, 20/24)
10/16/2016at EdmontonW62(BU)W (60:00, 31/33)
10/18/2016at CalgaryL34OT(BU)L (62:08, 30/34)
10/20/2016at VancouverL12(BU)L (58:46, 18/20)
10/25/2016at PhiladelphiaL34SOL (64:44, 38/41)(BU)
10/27/2016vs MinnesotaL04L (59:30, 18/21)(BU)
10/29/2016vs FloridaW30W (59:58, 33/33)(BU)
10/30/2016at WinnipegW31(BU)W (60:00, 37/38)
11/01/2016at MinnesotaW21(BU)W (60:00, 27/28)
11/03/2016vs TorontoL12(BU)L (58:32, 27/29)
11/05/2016at OttawaW21(BU)W (60:00, 32/33)
11/07/2016at BostonL04(BU)L (60:00, 38/42)
11/09/2016vs OttawaL12SO(BU)L (65:00, 28/29)
11/11/2016vs New JerseyL12OTL (60:29, 41/43)(BU)
11/12/2016at New JerseyL24(BU)L (60:00, 23/27)
11/15/2016at St. LouisL14(BU)L (59:47, 27/30)
11/17/2016vs Tampa BayL14(BU)L (59:49, 34/38)
11/19/2016vs PittsburghW21SOW (65:00, 46/47)(BU)
11/21/2016vs CalgaryW42(BU)W (59:51, 29/31)
11/23/2016vs DetroitL12SO(BU)L (65:00, 23/24)
11/25/2016at WashingtonL13L (58:17, 29/32)(BU)
11/29/2016at OttawaW54W (41:59, 26/29)- (17:48, 5/6)
12/01/2016vs NY RangersW43W (60:00, 22/25)(BU)
12/03/2016vs BostonL12(BU)L (58:52, 31/33)
12/05/2016at WashingtonL23OT(BU)L (62:09, 30/33)
12/06/2016vs EdmontonW43OTW (60:03, 34/37)(BU)
12/09/2016vs WashingtonL14(BU)L (58:48, 25/28)
12/13/2016vs Los AngelesW63(BU)W (60:00, 30/33)
12/16/2016vs NY IslandersW32OT(BU)W (60:34, 33/35)
12/17/2016at CarolinaL12SOL (65:00, 21/22)(BU)
12/20/2016at FloridaL34SO(BU)L (65:00, 36/39)
12/22/2016vs CarolinaL13(BU)L (58:52, 31/33)
12/23/2016at NY IslandersL15L (60:00, 27/32)(BU)
12/27/2016at DetroitW43(BU)W (60:00, 40/43)
12/29/2016vs BostonL24(BU)L (59:22, 34/37)
12/31/2016at BostonL13(BU)L (58:52, 25/28)
01/03/2017at NY RangersW41W (59:55, 24/25)(BU)
01/05/2017at ChicagoL34OTL (60:50, 39/43)(BU)
01/07/2017vs WinnipegW43(BU)W (60:00, 32/35)
01/10/2017vs PhiladelphiaW41W (60:00, 39/40)(BU)
01/12/2017at Tampa BayL24L (59:19, 25/28)(BU)
01/13/2017at CarolinaL25L (60:00, 33/38)(BU)
01/16/2017vs DallasW41(BU)W (60:00, 31/32)
01/17/2017at TorontoL34L (28:46, 15/16)- (29:45, 13/16)
01/20/2017vs DetroitW32OTW (64:34, 32/34)(BU)
01/21/2017at MontrealW32OT(BU)W (61:48, 36/38)
01/24/2017at NashvilleW54OT(BU)W (62:19, 35/39)
01/26/2017at DallasL34L (59:32, 33/37)(BU)
01/31/2017at MontrealL25(BU)L (60:00, 30/35)
02/02/2017vs NY RangersL12OT(BU)L (63:56, 42/44)
02/04/2017vs OttawaW40(BU)W (60:00, 37/37)
02/06/2017at New JerseyL12(BU)L (58:10, 37/39)
02/07/2017vs San JoseW54OTW (61:05, 36/40)(BU)
02/09/2017vs AnaheimL25(BU)L (59:35, 39/43)
02/11/2017at TorontoW31(BU)W (60:00, 43/44)
02/12/2017vs VancouverL24(BU)L (57:51, 27/31)
02/14/2017at OttawaW32(BU)W (60:00, 39/41)
02/16/2017vs ColoradoW20(BU)W (60:00, 23/23)
02/18/2017vs St. LouisW32(BU)W (60:00, 37/39)
02/19/2017vs ChicagoL15(BU)L (59:58, 32/37)
02/25/2017at ColoradoL35(BU)L (58:24, 25/29)
02/26/2017at ArizonaL23L (59:41, 26/29)(BU)
02/28/2017vs NashvilleL45OT(BU)L (62:45, 36/41)
03/02/2017vs ArizonaW63(BU)W (60:00, 19/22)
03/04/2017vs Tampa BayL12SO(BU)L (64:59, 31/32)
03/05/2017at PittsburghL34L (59:07, 41/45)(BU)
03/07/2017vs PhiladelphiaL36(BU)L (59:38, 24/30)
03/10/2017at ColumbusL34(BU)L (58:25, 35/39)
03/11/2017vs ColumbusW53- (19:48, 9/12)W (39:30, 24/24)
03/14/2017at San JoseL14(BU)L (60:00, 37/41)
03/16/2017at Los AngelesL02(BU)L (58:23, 34/36)
03/17/2017at AnaheimW21SOW (64:32, 39/40)(BU)
03/20/2017at DetroitW21(BU)W (59:58, 34/35)
03/21/2017vs PittsburghL13(BU)L (59:28, 31/34)
03/25/2017vs TorontoW52(BU)W (60:00, 32/34)
03/27/2017vs FloridaW42(BU)W (60:00, 30/32)
03/28/2017at ColumbusL13L (58:06, 26/28)(BU)
04/02/2017vs NY IslandersL24(BU)L (58:21, 22/26)
04/03/2017vs TorontoL24- (54:00, 39/40)L (5:09, 2/5)
04/05/2017vs MontrealW21W (60:00, 31/32)(BU)
04/08/2017at FloridaL03L (60:00, 34/37)(BU)
04/09/2017at Tampa BayL24(BU)L (58:44, 33/36)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTAnders NilssonRobin LehnerLinus Ullmark

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 2015-2016        NEXT SEASON: BUF 2017-2018


These data reflect every 2016-2017 Buffalo Sabres goaltender appearance that I have in my database. For more details on each goaltender, click on their name at the top - or bottom - of the table.

DEFINITIONS AND TERMS: For each game, the opponent (and location) and result are displayed. If a goaltender appeared in a game, then their statistics appear in their table column. Goaltenders who started a game are underlined in the table. Statistics shown are their game record (win, loss, tie), minutes played, saves and shots faced.

HOT AND COLD PERFORMANCES: Based upon the season, opponent, playoff environment (as applicable), and number of shots faced, I determine a baseline expected number of saves for each goaltender appearance. I then measure the goaltender's actual performance using a normal approximation to a binomial distribution (yes, this violates several statistical tenets). If a goaltender performs a standard deviation above expectation, then I color their apperance green (darker green equals +2 SD, and even darker green equals +3 SD). Conversely, if a goaltender performs a standard deviation below expectation (or worse), then I color their appearance red (or darker red).

NOTES AND CAVEATS: Game logs have been compiled using the best information that I can find, including websites, books, media guides, programs, newspaper archives, and team correspondence. For a detailed list of known concerns, please click here.

Note that I enter all of these data by hand, which can lead to some inaccuracies and imperfections. I am always looking for assistance in making these more accurate, and welcome your help. If you would like to contribute or make a correction, please send me an e-mail.

For the 1983-84 season and prior, one of my key sources was the Hockey Summary Project, a tremendous resource and one of the best data collections on the Internet. In return, I have attempted to make these data better where possible.

These data are provided as is, and no warranty is offered as to their accuracy (although I do my best).

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