*Tonight’s game is the second of three straight against Northeast Division opponents for the Sabres. The Sabres dispatched the Canadiens, 3-2 (OT) on Tuesday and will return to Montreal on Saturday for a second matchup with the Canadiens in five days.
*The Sabres are 10-1-1 in their last 12 home games against the Maple Leafs. Toronto hasn’t won consecutive games in Buffalo since March 21 and Dec. 12, 2008.
*Buffalo has points in three straight home games (2-0-1) entering tonight’s game.
After 1st period: TOR 2 – BUF 1
*Tyler Ennis led all skaters on either team with a TOI of 9:16; Ennis has averaged a TOI of 18:01 per game this season.
*With his goal, Ennis has points in his last three games (2+2).
*The Sabres have rallied from a two-goal deficit to win twice this season: 1/31 at BOS and 2/7 vs. MTL
*The Maple Leafs are 10-6-1 when scoring first; the Sabres are 3-11-1 when allowing the first goal.
*Buffalo is 0-7-0 when trailing after the first period; Toronto is 9-3-1 when leading after one.
After 2nd period: TOR 3 – BUF 3
*The last time a Sabres opponent had 29 or more penalty minutes before tonight was Jan. 18, 2008 vs. ATL, when Eric Boulton had 29.
*With his goal, Marcus Foligno maintains his point-per-game pace against the Maple Leafs (1+5 in six games).
*Christian Ehrhoff (0+2) has his third multi-point game of the season. The Sabres are 7-1-0 since acquiring Ehrhoff when he records two or more points.
*With his goal, Jason Pominville has 48 points (18+30) in 50 games against the Maple Leafs, most by any Sabres player.
*Buffalo is 5-4-0 when tied after the second period; Toronto is 1-2-0 when tied after two.
Final: TOR 4 – BUF 5 (SO)
*Christian Ehrhoff tied his career high with his fifth career three-point game (1+2). The Sabres are 8-1-0 since acquiring Ehrhoff when he records two or more points.
*Tyler Ennis also had a multi-point game (1+1). The Sabres are 23-4-2 in his career when he tallies at least two points.
*Ennis had a TOI of 24:12, nearly two minutes more than his previous career high, set on April 3, 2012 vs. TOR (22:23). Like tonight, Ennis recorded a goal and an assist in that game.
*Steve Ott’s TOI of 23:26 was the third-highest of his career (Oct. 10, 2011: 24:17 and March 8, 2009: 24:15).
*The Sabres improved to 11-1-1 in their last 13 home games against the Maple Leafs.