*The Sabres will play Northeast division opponents in eight of their 10 games from Jan. 29 to Feb. 15. The team is 2-2-1 against the Northeast so far this season.
*Buffalo will look to avoid their first four-game regulation-losing streak since they went 0-5-0 from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, 2012.
*The Sabres have begun the season 3-6-1 for the second time in three years. They finished with a 43-29-10 record in 2010-11.
After 1st period: MTL 1 – BUF 1
*Tomas Plekanec’s goal at 4:11 of the first period is the quickest goal the Sabres have allowed this season.
*Steve Ott scored his second goal of the season; his last goal game in the season opener vs. PHI.
*The goals were scored 15 seconds apart, the quickest two goals in a Sabres game since the Sabres got goals from Derek Roy and Corey Tropp just 11 seconds apart on Nov. 8, 2011 vs. WPG.
*The Sabres are 0-3-1 when allowing the first goal; the Canadiens are 5-2-0 when scoring the first goal.
*Buffalo is 1-3-1 when tied after the first period; Montreal is 1-2-0 when tied after one.
After 2nd period: MTL 3 – BUF 2
*Buffalo answered a Montreal goal within a minute for the second time tonight, with Tyler Ennis scoring just 35 seconds after Montreal’s Brendan Gallagher.
*With the goal, Ennis moves within one point of 100 career points.
*The Sabres had four power plays (0-for4) in the second period, the most since they had five (1-for-5) in the third period March 21 vs. MTL.
*Buffalo is 0-4-1 when trailing after the second period; Montreal is 5-1-0 when leading after two.
Final: MTL 4 – BUF 5 (SO)
*With his goal, Thomas Vanek became the sixth player in Sabres history to reach the 20-point mark in 10 or fewer games played.
*With a two-goal night, Vanek has now recorded five multi-point games in his first 10 games played.
*Dating back to last season, Vanek has 32 points (12+20) in his last 20 games.
*The Sabres get their fist shootout win since March 10 at Ottawa; first home shootout win since Feb. 24 vs. Boston.
*Buffalo rallied from a two-goal deficit for the second time this season (1/31 at BOS). They overcame a third-period two-goal deficit for the first time since a 6-5 OT win on April 3, 2012 vs. BOS.