- With the loss, the Sabres fell to 24-16-4 all-time in season-openers (17-7-4 when opening at home).
- Zemgus Girgensons scored in his second consecutive season-opener after scoring on the first shot of his career on Oct. 2, 2013 at Detroit.
- Sam Reinhart made his NHL debut, logging 13:37 of ice time. At 18 years and 338 days old, he became the sixth-youngest player ever to suit up for the Sabres.
- Tyler Myers led all Sabres with 24:21 of ice time, his highest total in a game that ended in regulation since Oct. 12, 2013 at Chicago (24:37).
Sabres head coach Ted Nolan
Sabres forward Brian Gionta
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons
Sabres goaltender Jhonas Enroth
Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson
Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen