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Matt Hackett | Goalie

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 171

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Matt Hackett won't be available on Monday because of recurring soreness and swelling.
Coach Ted Nolan is hoping that Hackett will be ready to return on Wednesday. Mar 30 - 3:47 PM

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Matt Hackett played valiantly on Thursday night, making 38 saves on 42 shots, but it was not enough as the Sabres fell in overtime.

Hackett falls to 0-3-1 on the season with a .897 save percentage and 4.25 goals against average. He's played better than his stats would suggest.
Mar 27 - 12:55 AM

Matt Hackett will indeed start against Arizona on Thursday night.

He owns an .893 save percentage and a 4.34 goals-against average in three losses this season. Buffalo and Arizona play again on Monday and the outcomes of those games could play a large role in which team finishes last overall in the league's overall standings.
Mar 26 - 11:01 AM

Look for Matt Hackett to start against Arizona on Thursday.

Hackett has a 4.34 GAA and .893 save percentage in three contests this season. He'll be facing one of the worst teams offensively in the league, so at least he has that going for him.
Mar 24 - 5:18 PM

Sabres' head coach Ted Nolan was impressed with goaltender Matt Hackett's performance on Saturday night.

"I thought he was good. He gave us a chance," said Nolan. "For a kid who sat on the bench the last couple of weeks patiently waiting, we had a chance to work with him the last couple days and get him prepped to play this game. It wasn’t an easy game to play. They’ve got some good shooters on the other team and I thought he played real well." The Sabres lost a 3-0 decision to the Predators.
Mar 22 - 11:26 AM

Matt Hackett made 40 saves in the Sabres’ 3-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday night.

Hackett gave up one in the second and two more in the third period. Though he has yet to win in his three outings, this was by far his most impressive one. He hadn’t eclipsed a .900 save percentage prior to this game. Hackett has a 4.34 goals-against average and .893 save percentage.
Mar 21 - 10:52 PM

Updating an earlier item, Matt Hackett will get the start in goal against the Predators Saturday night.

Buffalo and Hackett are not good bets against one of the leagues' best teams and goalies. The Sabres are also coming off Friday night's 3-1 loss to the Devils, so they may be tired. In additon, Hackett has not played in nine games. We would pass on activating Hackett for this matchup.
Mar 21 - 10:18 AM

Matt Hackett is expected get the start against the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Hackett, still just 24 years old, comes in with a career record of 4-15-1 through 18 starts and 23 games, split nearly evenly between the Sabres and Wild. He also has seven Quality Starts against five Really Bad Starts. Hackett hasn't fared well in AHL Rochester either, this season he's 7-4-3 with a .907 save percentage and a 2.72 GAA through 14 games. As good a talent as Hackett may be, you might be best served finding a more favorable matchup.
Mar 20 - 10:05 PM

Matt Hackett is expected to get the nod against Boston on Tuesday.

He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament on April 12, 2014 at TD Garden in Boston, but he's excited to be back. Hackett was sidelined for nearly eight months and he's close to feeling back to normal.
Mar 17 - 8:58 AM

Matthew Hackett was pulled in the second period of the Sabers’ 6-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night.

Hackett gave up four goals on 23 shots before hitting the showers at 13:53 of the second period. He’s now allowed eight goals in his two starts this season, good for a 5.22 goals-against average and .867 save percentage. Anders Lindback came in to relieve him, stopping 19 of 21 he faced. Lindback has a 3.63 goals-against average and .886 save percentage. Only pick up these goalies if you want to sink your goalie stats the rest of the way.
Mar 7 - 9:41 PM

Matthew Hackett will get the start against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, his 25th birthday.

Through 22 career games and 17 starts over four seasons with the Wild and now the Sabres, Hackett has gone 4-14-1 with 53 goals against. The highly touted goaltending prospect has gone 7-4-3 with 37 goals against in 14 games for AHL Rochester this season.
Mar 7 - 5:39 PM

The Buffalo Sabres have recalled Matt Hackett from the AHL.

The 25-year-old has played in just one game for the Sabres this year. He should get an opportunity to play some games with Chad Johnson sidelined with an injury.
Mar 7 - 12:45 PM

Matthew Hackett has been sent down by Buffalo.

He played one game with the Sabres during his recall and allowed four goals on 37 shots in a 5-2 loss to Vancouver. His return to the minors probably means that Michal Neuvirth is ready to return from a lower-body injury.
Feb 4 - 5:33 PM

Matt Hackett allowed four goals on 37 shots, plus an empty-netter in Friday's 5-2 loss to Vancouver on Friday night.

Through a confluence of poor defense and questionable positioning, Hackett had a long night in his return to the NHL in Vancouver. But he did have a lead for 16:36 during the first period before Bo Horvat jammed home a tying goal. All in all it was an honorable effort for a kid making his way back from a torn ACL and MCL in just nine and a half months.
Jan 31 - 2:23 AM

Matthew Hackett will face the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.

Hackett, still just 24 years old, hasn't seen NHL action since April 12th, 2014. In 13 starts and 21 career NHL games, he's compiled a 4-13-1 record with 49 goals against between Minnesota and Buffalo.
Jan 30 - 9:35 PM

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4Johan Larsson
5Matt Ellis
6Tim Schaller
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2Marcus Foligno
3Nicolas Deslauriers
4Jerry D'Amigo
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4Zac Dalpe
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D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Josh Gorges
4Nikita Zadorov
5Mike Weber
6Andre Benoit
7Andrej Meszaros
8Tyson Strachan
G1Anders Lindback
2Chad Johnson
3Matt Hackett
4Andrey Makarov