- With the loss, the Sabres fell to 6-11-1 when outshooting their opponents this season.
- The Sabres were shut out for the third time this season. It was the first time the team has been shut out by the Capitals since a 2-0 loss on Nov. 25, 2009 (Semyon Varlamov).
- Tonight’s game was the first Sabres-Capitals game at First Niagara Center to be settled in regulation since Dec. 26, 2011 (4-2 Sabres win).
- The Capitals have now won three straight road games against the Sabres for the first time in franchise history.
- Tonight’s game was the first of a home-and-home series that will continue on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Washington. The Sabres will look to avoid being swept for the first time in the franchise’s eight home-and-home series against the Capitals.
Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Tyler Ennis
Sabres forward Evander Kane
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges
Sabres defenseman Cody Franson
Capitals head coach Barry Trotz
Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin
Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner
Capitals defenseman Connor Carrick
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby