In-Game Notes: 4/7 vs. NJD

*April is the Sabres’ best month since 2005-06; they have a 25-11-3 April record (.679) in that span, including a 2-0-0 record so far this season.

*Buffalo enters tonight’s game looking to win three consecutive games for the third time this season.

*The Sabres have had 14 of their last 19 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.

After 1st period: NJD 1 – BUF 1
*With his goal, Patrick Kaleta recorded his first point since March 7, 2012 vs. CAR. It was his first goal since Feb. 8, 2012 vs. BOS.

*Kaleta’s four career goals against the Devils are his highest total against any team.

*With his assist, Jochen Hecht has three points (1+2) in his last two games.

*Adam Pardy leads all Sabres skaters and ranks second among all skaters with a TOI of 7:24 tonight.

*The Sabres are 11-4-4 when scoring first; the Devils are 3-13-5 when allowing the first goal.

*Buffalo is 9-7-3 when tied after the first period; New Jersey is 6-5-4 when tied after one.

After 2nd period: NJD 1 – BUF 2
*With his goal, Steve Ott has points (3+0) in three consecutive games for the first time this season. It’s his third career three-game goal streak. The others came one game apart: Jan. 27-31, 2009 and Feb. 5-8, 2009.

*Ott becomes the second Sabres skater to score in three straight games this season, joining Cody Hodgson (Jan. 20-24).

*With his assist, Cody Hodgson has three assists in four career games against the Devils.

*Mike Weber leads all skaters with four blocked shots and is tied with Patrick Kaleta to lead all skaters with six hits in a team-high 15:12 TOI.

*Buffalo is 6-0-4 when leading after the second period; New Jersey is 2-10-2 when trailing after two.

Final: NJD 2 – BUF 3 (SO)
*The Sabres improved to 5-4 in the shootout this season and 48-41 in franchise history.

*Ryan Miller improved to 41-27 all-time in shootouts. He now trails Martin Brodeur by one shootout win for second-most in NHL history and trails Henrik Lundqvist by three for the most.

*Nathan Gerbe scored his third career shootout-deciding goal.

*At 9:11, John Scott had his highest TOI since he skated 9:15 on Feb. 2, 2012.

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