*April is the Sabres’ best month since 2005-06; they have a 24-11-3 April record (.671) in that span, including a 1-0-0 record so far this season.
*The Sabres have had 14 of their last 18 games decided by one goal. Buffalo is 6-3-5 in those 14 games and 9-8-6 in their 23 one-goal games this season.
*Buffalo will look to avoid tying their season-high three game winless streak tonight after going 0-1-1 in their last two home games.
*The Sabres have a 7-6-2 record this season against the Northeast Division. Buffalo has finished at or above .500 against their division every year since going 8-10-6 against Northeast opponents in 1994-95.
After 1st period: OTT 1 – BUF 1
*Luke Adam, playing in his second game this season after being recalled on April 1, scored his first NHL goal since Dec. 17, 2011 at PIT.
*With his assist on the goal, Adam Pardy has recorded an assist in consecutive games.
*With his last save of the first period, Ryan Miller tied Dominik Hasek’s franchise record of 13,308 saves as a member of the Sabres.
*The Sabres are 10-4-4 when scoring first; the Senators are 7-8-4 when allowing the first goal.
*Buffalo is 8-7-3 when tied after the first period; Ottawa is 10-3-2 when tied after one.
After 2nd period: OTT 1 – BUF 1
*Christian Ehrhoff leads all skaters on either team with a TOI of 16:50; Tyler Myers is close behind, with a TOI of 16:44.
*Mike Weber leads all skaters with four blocked shots.
*Buffalo is 6-5-0 when tied after the second period; Ottawa is 2-3-4 when tied after two.
Final: OTT 2 – BUF 4
*With his goal, Steve Ott now has four points (2+2) in his last five games against the Senators after recording just one in his first seven.
*Ott now has a goal in consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 21 and Nov. 23, 2011.
*Adam Pardy has recorded a career-high two points for the second time in his career (last: Oct. 6, 2009 vs. MTL, two assists).
*Mark Pysyk has now recorded his first- and second-career points, with assists in consecutive games.
*Brian Flynn scored his fourth NHL goal in 16 career games. It was his first on home ice.
*Jochen Hecht (1+1) had his first multi-point game since Dec. 28, 2010 at EDM.
*The Sabres’ third and fourth goals of the game were scored just 12 seconds apart. They were the quickest two goals scored by the Sabres since Derek Roy and Corey Tropp scored 11 seconds apart in the first period of a 6-5 overtime win vs. WPG on Nov. 8, 2011.
*With his assist on the Hecht goal, Kevin Porter has three points (2+1) in his last two games.
*With two assists, Mike Weber recorded his first multi-point game since March 19, 2011 vs. ATL.