Eric Comrie becomes 1st Sabers goalkeeper with 40+ saves in consecutive wins

BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) — Eric Comrie made 40 saves for the Sabers in Thursday night’s 6-3 win in Calgary, after his career-high 46 saves in a 4-2 win at his hometown of Edmonton.

With that, Comrie became the first goalkeeper in Sabres history to record 40 or more saves in consecutive wins.

Comrie, who signed with the Sabers in free agency, has stopped 86 of the 91 shots he faced in the past two games, for a save percentage of 0.945. 27-year-old Comrie, who is signed to a free agency to complement 41-year-old goalkeeper Craig Anderson, has a save rate of 0.934 starting in the past three games for the Sabers (3-0-1).

“Where has he been all my life,” said defender Rasmus Dahlin, who had a goal and assist and became the first defender in NHL history to score in each of the first four games to start the season. “He keeps us in the game. He especially makes the D-corps so calm because we know he’s going to get the first shot and we just make sure we get the rebounds.”

Along with Anderson’s 36 saves on 37 shots in the opening win, Buffalo’s goalkeepers have a save rate of 0.942 and 2.25 goals against the average in the first four games of the season.

Alex Tuch had his first career hat-trick in the win against Calgary. Dylan Cozens and Casey Mittelstadt scored their first goals of the season, each providing an assist. Owen Power scored two assists for his first multipoint night in 12 NHL games and first points of the season. Jacob Bryson also had two assists, as the defender had a share in five of Buffalo’s six goals. JJ Peterka assisted in Dahlin’s goal to join Victor Olofsson as the only Sabers rookies to start the season with a four-game streak.

The Sabers play Saturday night in Vancouver and conclude their four-game road trip in Seattle on Tuesday night.

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Jonah Bronstein joined News 4’s roster in 2022 as a digital sports reporter. Read more of his work here.

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