*Earlier today, the Sabres acquired a second-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round draft pick from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Jordan Leopold.
*Buffalo has points in four straight home games (3-0-1) entering tonight’s game. They’ll look to extend the streak to five for the first time since going went 7-0-1 in eight home games from Feb. 19 to March 24, 2012.
*The Sabres have had 13 of their last 15 games decided by one goal. Buffalo is 6-3-4 in those 13 games and 9-8-5 in their 22 one-goal games this season.
After 1st period: WSH 0 – BUF 1
*Christian Ehrhoff, appearing in his 600th NHL game, scored his fourth goal of the season. Ehrhoff now has five points (2+3) in his last five games.
*Jochen Hecht assisted on the goal. He now has a team-high 23 points (11+12) in 37 career games against the Capitals.
*The Sabres are 9-4-3 when scoring first; the Capitals are 4-9-1 when allowing the first goal.
*Buffalo is 4-2-1 when leading after the first period; Washington is 3-9-1 when trailing after one.
After 2nd period: WSH 1 – BUF 3
*Ville Leino scored his first two goals of the season. Leino now has six points (2+4) in eight games since returning from an injury that sidelined him for the first 27 games of the season.
*Leino has recorded at least two goals for the fifth time in his career; the last time was March 3, 2012 at VAN. He has one career hat trick (March 12, 2011 vs. ATL).
*Tyler Ennis recorded an assist on the second Buffalo goal; he now has eight points (2+6) in his last seven games.
*Andrej Sekera also recorded an assist on the second Buffalo goal; he has six points (1+5) in his last six games.
*With his assist on the third Buffalo goal, Marcus Foligno has eight points (4+4) in his last 11 games.
*Tyler Myers now has assists in consecutive games.
*Buffalo is 5-0-3 when leading after the second period; Washington is 3-10-1 when trailing after one.
Final: WSH 4 – BUF 3 (SO)
*The Sabres lost after leading by two goals for the first time since March 16 vs. OTT (4-3 OT).
*Tyler Myers led all Sabres with a TOI of 28:13. It was the fourth-highest TOI of his career and the highest since Jan. 14, 2012 at NYI (31:05).
*The Sabres now have points in five straight home games (3-0-2).
*The Sabres have scored a power play goal in six of their last seven games.