*April is the Sabres’ best month since 2005-06; they have a 29-14-3 (.663) April record in that span, including a 6-3-0 (.667) record so far this season.
*Mikhail Grigorenko returns to the lineup tonight for the first time since March 12 vs. NYR. Prior to being recalled from Quebec (QMJHL) on April 16, Grigorenko led the Remparts with 30 goals and ranked third on the team with 54 points despite playing in only 33 of the team’s 68 regular-season games.
After 1st period: WPG 0 – BUF 0
*Jhonas Enroth is now 1-for-2 in his career on penalty shots. He was beaten by Jason Chimera on his other attempt on Nov. 26, 2011 vs. WSH.
*Sabres goaltenders have stopped 38 of 58 penalty shots in franchise history. Ryan Miller stopped John Tavares on Feb. 9, 2013 vs. NYI in the only other penalty shot against the Sabres this season.
*Evander Kane is now 1-for-5 on penalty shots in his career. Kane was stopped by Ryan Miller on March 19, 2011 in his only other attempt against the Sabres.
*The first period was the 26th scoreless regulation period in a Sabres game this season.
*Buffalo is 12-8-3 this season when tied after the first period; Winnipeg is 8-8-1 when tied after one.
After 2nd period: WPG 1 – BUF 1
*With his ninth power play goal of the season, Thomas Vanek enters a three-way tie for third-most in the league.
*Vanek’s goal was the 248th of his career, pushing him past Mike Foligno (247) for sixth-most in franchise history. He trails Craig Ramsay by four goals for fifth-most.
*With his assist, Tyler Ennis extended his point streak to four games (1+4).
*Drew Stafford is now on a three-game point streak (1+2).
*The Sabres have now scored a power play goal in each of their last four games; they are 6-for-14 (42.9%) during that stretch.
*The Jets are 15-5-1 when scoring first; the Sabres are 5-16-2 when allowing the first goal.
*Buffalo is 8-5-0 this season when tied after the second period; Winnipeg is 4-5-3 when tied after two.
Final: WPG 2 – BUF 1
*The Sabres fell to 12-9-6 in one-goal games this year.
*With the loss, Jhonas Enroth falls to 4-1-1 in his last six starts, with a .956 save percentage and a 1.47 goals against average.
*Enroth stopped all seven power play shots he faced; it was the most power play shots a Sabres goaltender has faced without allowing a power play goal since Ryan Miller stopped all 10 on March 2 vs. NJD.
*In his first NHL game since March 12, Mikhail Grigorenko skated 15:18, his second-highest ice time of the season. The highest was 17:10 on Jan. 27 at WSH.