1987-1988 Buffalo Sabres Goaltender Game-by-Game Performance

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1986-1987        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1988-1989

DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTTom BarrassoJacques CloutierDaren PuppaKenton Rein
10/08/1987vs MinnesotaT22OTT (65:00, 18/20)
10/10/1987at MontrealL36L (60:00, 19/25)
10/11/1987vs WashingtonW65W (60:00, 22/27)
10/13/1987at PittsburghL38- (40:00, 15/19)L (20:00, 7/11)
10/16/1987vs QuebecT22OTT (65:00, 32/34)
10/17/1987at QuebecW63W (60:00, 29/32)
10/21/1987vs HartfordL35L (60:00, 34/39)
10/23/1987vs MontrealW53W (60:00, 14/17)
10/24/1987at PittsburghL35L (59:00, 30/34)
10/28/1987at HartfordT22OTT (65:00, 33/35)
10/30/1987vs Los AngelesW51W (60:00, 25/26)
11/01/1987vs ChicagoW53W (60:00, 29/32)
11/04/1987at Los AngelesW54W (60:00, 23/27)
11/07/1987at EdmontonL05L (60:00, 29/34)
11/08/1987at CalgaryW63W (60:00, 38/41)
11/11/1987at VancouverT44OTT (65:00, 35/39)
11/13/1987vs MinnesotaL45L (60:00, 22/27)
11/15/1987vs TorontoW54W (60:00, 31/35)
11/18/1987at HartfordL19- (38:41, 21/26)L (21:09, 11/15)
11/20/1987vs WashingtonW53W (60:00, 30/33)
11/22/1987vs Los AngelesL58L (39:00, 23/26)- (20:00, 12/16)
11/25/1987at PhiladelphiaL25L (60:00, 36/41)
11/27/1987vs HartfordL24L (60:00, 26/30)
11/29/1987vs EdmontonL25L (60:00, 16/21)
12/03/1987vs QuebecW63W (60:00, 22/25)
12/05/1987at HartfordL12L (60:00, 30/32)
12/06/1987vs VancouverL15L (60:00, 23/28)
12/09/1987at ChicagoW62W (60:00, 27/29)
12/12/1987at BostonT33OTT (65:00, 30/33)
12/13/1987vs CalgaryL17- (31:51, 11/15)L (28:09, 20/23)
12/18/1987vs MontrealT22OTT (65:00, 39/41)
12/19/1987at MontrealW21W (60:00, 38/39)
12/22/1987at BostonL09L (40:00, 20/26)- (20:00, 5/8)
12/23/1987at DetroitW52W (60:00, 26/28)
12/27/1987vs PittsburghT33OTT (65:00, 42/45)
12/29/1987at QuebecL15L (60:00, 22/27)
12/31/1987vs BostonL02L (60:00, 19/21)
01/02/1988at TorontoW64W (60:00, 34/38)
01/03/1988vs QuebecW21W (60:00, 27/28)
01/06/1988at MontrealW65W (47:15, 25/27)- (12:45, 5/8)
01/08/1988vs HartfordW31W (60:00, 29/30)
01/10/1988vs NY RangersW43W (60:00, 21/24)
01/12/1988at St. LouisW42W (60:00, 31/33)
01/14/1988at PhiladelphiaL13L (60:00, 20/23)
01/16/1988at BostonL15L (60:00, 31/36)
01/17/1988vs NY IslandersW52W (60:00, 35/37)
01/20/1988vs BostonW53W (60:00, 19/22)
01/22/1988vs New JerseyW73W (60:00, 34/37)
01/23/1988at WashingtonT33OTT (65:00, 26/29)
01/25/1988at New JerseyW52W (60:00, 25/27)
01/27/1988vs MontrealL14L (60:00, 34/38)
01/29/1988vs NY IslandersL25L (41:16, 23/27)- (18:44, 7/8)
01/31/1988vs WinnipegT44OTT (65:00, 26/30)
02/02/1988at QuebecW63W (60:00, 27/30)
02/05/1988vs TorontoW52W (60:00, 20/22)
02/06/1988at NY IslandersL46- (24:02, 23/27)L (34:58, 17/18)
02/12/1988at WinnipegL57L (60:00, 35/42)
02/14/1988at ChicagoL34OTL (63:48, 42/46)
02/16/1988at St. LouisW30W (60:00, 25/25)
02/19/1988vs PhiladelphiaL45- (32:02, 10/10)L (27:58, 9/14)
02/21/1988vs QuebecL56L (60:00, 28/34)
02/25/1988vs St. LouisW52W (60:00, 28/30)
02/27/1988at HartfordW43W (60:00, 24/27)
02/28/1988vs WinnipegW53W (60:00, 32/35)
03/01/1988at DetroitL04L (60:00, 30/34)
03/04/1988vs NY RangersW63W (60:00, 19/22)
03/06/1988vs BostonW30W (60:00, 32/32)
03/09/1988at MinnesotaW62W (60:00, 29/31)
03/12/1988at CalgaryL410L (46:30, 30/37)- (13:30, 5/8)
03/13/1988at VancouverW75W (60:00, 29/34)
03/15/1988at EdmontonL46L (60:00, 28/34)
03/19/1988at BostonW43W (60:00, 32/35)
03/20/1988vs BostonL26L (40:00, 16/22)- (20:00, 10/10)
03/22/1988at NY RangersW32W (60:00, 25/27)
03/25/1988vs New JerseyT22OTT (65:00, 29/31)
03/27/1988vs DetroitL35L (60:00, 15/20)
03/29/1988at QuebecW31W (60:00, 46/47)(BU)
03/31/1988vs HartfordW32W (60:00, 32/34)
04/02/1988at MontrealL49L (60:00, 29/38)
04/03/1988vs MontrealT44OTT (65:00, 25/29)
04/06/1988at BostonL37L (43:55, 22/28)- (16:05, 3/4)
04/07/1988at BostonL14L (60:00, 33/37)
04/09/1988vs BostonW62W (60:00, 22/24)
04/10/1988vs BostonW65OTW (65:32, 26/31)
04/12/1988at BostonL45L (60:00, 27/32)
04/14/1988vs BostonL25L (59:00, 26/30)
DATEOPPONENTDECGFGAOTTom BarrassoJacques CloutierDaren PuppaKenton Rein

PREVIOUS SEASON: BUF 1986-1987        NEXT SEASON: BUF 1988-1989


These data reflect every 1987-1988 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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