- The Sabres fell to the Panthers for the third time this season (1-3-0), including the second Roberto Luongo shutout at First Niagara Center this season. Luongo is now tied with Patrick Roy and Ron Tugnutt for most career shutouts against the Sabres (5).
- With the loss, Michal Neuvirth fell to 3-6-1 in his last 11 games against the Panthers despite a .934 save percentage and 2.40 goals-against average.
- Josh Gorges led all Sabres with an ice time of 25:18. In the seven games since returning from an injury that sidelined him for two games (Dec. 15-16), Gorges has averaged 24:19 per game.
- The Sabres outshot the Panthers, 12-4, in the third period. It was the team’s greatest positive shot differential in a period since April 10, 2014 at NYR (11-3 in the third period).
Sabres head coach Ted Nolan
Sabres forward Tyler Ennis
Sabres forward Tyson Strachan
Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth
Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant
Panthers forward Nick Bjugstad
Panthers forward Brad Boyes
Panthers defenseman Shane O’Brien
Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo