In-Game Notes: 10/4 vs. OTT

Pre-game
*The Sabres are opening their home schedule against the Senators for the first time in franchise history.

*Buffalo is 21-15-6 all-time in home-openers.

*The Sabres have points in their last seven home games against the Senators, going 4-0-3 in that span. Their last regulation home loss to the Senators was on Oct. 22, 2010.

*October is the Sabres’ second best month since 2005-06; they have a 38-21-6 October record (.631) in that span, including a 0-1-0 record so far this season.

After 1st period: OTT 0 – BUF 0
*The teams combined for 39 shots in the first period, two shy of the franchise record (41, 2/2/75 vs. Kansas City).

*According to Elias Sports Bureau, the 39 shots were the most by any two NHL teams in a scoreless period during the expansion era (1967-present).

*The Senators took 23 shots on goal in the first period, most by a Sabres opponent since they allowed 23 on Jan. 10, 2009 at DET.

*Ottawa’s 23 shots were seven shy of the Sabres’ opponent single-period record (30, 12/10/10 at Boston).

After 2nd period: OTT 0 – BUF 0
*Through five periods, Ryan Miller has stopped 65 of 67 shots, recording a .970 save percentage and a 1.22 goals against average.

*Christian Ehrhoff leads all Sabres skaters with a TOI of 16:46; Erik Karlsson leads all skaters on either team at 19:10.

 

Final: OTT 1 – BUF 0
*Ryan Miller’s 45 saves tonight tied for second-most in his career and were the most he’s made since he stopped 48 of 50 shots on Jan. 8, 2010 in a 3-2 win vs. Toronto.

*Thomas Vanek’s nine shots tonight tied his career high, set four times before (last: 1/20/13 vs. PHI).

*Christian Ehrhoff led all skaters on either team with a TOI of 27:10.

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