- Buffalo’s top nine scorers in the preseason finished with a point per game or better: Eichel (4GP, 2+4), Ennis (4 GP, 3+2), Reinhart (5 GP, 0+5), Kane (4 GP, 4+0), Deslauriers (4 GP, 2+2), Girgensons (4 GP, 2+2), Gionta (4 GP, 1+3), O’Reilly (4 GP, 1+3), Pysyk (4 GP, 1+3)
- With a power play goal tonight, the Sabres ended the game in sole possession of the league lead with 10 special-teams goals in the preseason (five power play, five shorthanded).
- The Sabres released eight players from their training camp roster prior to tonight’s game: Forwards William Carrier, Matt Ellis, Patrick Kaleta, Evan Rodrigues and Tim Schaller; defensemen Jerome Leduc and Chad Ruhwedel; goaltender Nathan Lieuwen.
- Tonight’s Attendance: 17,578
Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Jamie McGinn
Sabres forward Brian Gionta
Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner
Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards
Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll