*The Sabres are 61-25-7 all-time at home against the Maple Leafs and have won 11 of their last 12 home contests against Toronto, dating back to a 4-1 win on Jan. 1, 2009.
*Buffalo will look to avoid losing consecutive home games for the first time since Feb. 14 and 17, 2012 after finishing the 2011-12 season 8-2-0 in their last 10 home games.
*Buffalo hasn’t been winless in three straight games since Feb. 14 to Feb. 17. The team hasn’t lost three straight in regulation since Feb. 11 to Feb. 16, 2012.
After 1st period: TOR 1 – BUF 1
*Jason Pominville’s power play goal was the 179th goal of his career. With the goal, Pominville passed Phil Housley for 12th-most in Sabres history.
*Thomas Vanek recorded an assist on the goal, giving him his 457th career point and propelling him past Miroslav Satan for 10th-most points in Sabres history.
*The Sabres improve to 5-for-11 on the power play at home.
*Steve Ott is 4-for-4 on faceoffs.
*Toronto’s six shots are the fewest in a period by a Sabres opponent this season.
*Buffalo’s five shots tie a season-low in a period (1/21 at TOR, 1st period).
*The teams’ 11 combined shots are the fewest in a period in a Sabres game since Buffalo and Florida combined for only five in the third period on March 17, 2012.
*The Sabres were 14-23-3 when allowing the first goal last season; they are 0-1-0 this season.
*The Maple Leafs were 23-13-4 when scoring the first goal last season; they are 1-2-0 this season.
*Buffalo was 10-11-5 when tied after the first period last season; they are 0-3-0 this season.
*Toronto was 10-15-5 when tied after the first period last season; they are 0-0-0 this season.
After 2nd period: TOR 3 – BUF 2
*Patrick Kaleta will not return (upper body).
*Andrej Sekera scored his first goal since Feb. 24, 2012 vs. BOS.
*Christian Ehrhoff leads all Sabres with 18:59 TOI, 4:03 more than the next highest Sabres skater.
*Steve Ott is 12-for-13 on faceoffs.
*The Sabres have been outscored in the second period in four of six games.
*Buffalo’s eight-shot advantage in the second period tied the highest margin of shots favoring the Sabres in a period this season (1/24 vs. CAR, 2nd period).
*Buffalo was 4-24-2 when trailing after the second period last season; they are 0-2-0 this season.
*Toronto was 24-1-2 when leading after the second period last season; they are 2-1-0 this season.
Final: TOR 4 – BUF 3 (OT)
*Mikhail Grigorenko scored his first NHL goal at 7:10 of the third period, becoming the fifth-youngest player in franchise history to score a goal (18 years, 258 days). The four younger scorers were Pierre Turgeon (18 years, 54 days on 10/21/87), Adam Creighton (18 years, 199 days on 12/18/83), Phil Housley (18 years, 221 days on 10/16/82) and Mike Moller (18 years, 243 days on 2/14/81).
*Steve Ott finished the night 16-for-19 on faceoffs (84 percent).
*Christian Ehrhoff finished the night with a TOI of 28:28, which was 3:31 more than the next highest Sabres skater. It was the 10th-highest TOI of his career.
*The Sabres surrendered an overtime goal for the first time since Feb. 25, 2012 at NYR (Ryan Callahan).