- With the loss, the Sabres have now lost their last five home games against the Blackhawks and their last nine total games against the Blackhawks.
- Jamie McGinn appeared in his 400th NHL game tonight.
- With a goal tonight, Ryan O’Reilly has 13 points (5+8) in his last 13 games.
- O’Reilly has 16 points (6+10) in his last 16 games against the Blackhawks, including nine (5+4) in his last nine.
- Rasmus Ristolainen’s penalty tonight snapped a career-best 43-game penalty-free stretch. Ristolainen entered the game as the only NHL player averaging at least 20 minutes with zero penalty minutes.
- In his 13 games since the beginning of November, Chad Johnson is 6-3-2 with a .942 save percentage and a 1.71 goals-against average.
Sabres head coach Dan Byslma
Sabres forward Tyler Ennis
Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
Sabres defenseman Cody Franson
Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane
Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford