- With tonight’s shootout, the Sabres fell to 8-6 all-time against the Senators in shootouts. The 14 shootouts between the teams are the most among any Sabres all-time series.
- Buffalo and Ottawa have now had 15 of their last 20 games decided by a single goal, including seven in overtime or shootouts.
- The Sabres now have points in five straight games against Ottawa (3-0-2) for the first time since they had points in seven straight (6-0-1) from Dec. 4, 2010 to Dec. 13, 2011.
- Buffalo recorded eight shots in overtime, falling one shot shy of the franchise overtime record of nine on Feb. 1, 2000 vs. Anaheim.
- According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 8-0 shot differential in overtime tied the franchise record for largest overtime shot differential, matching the 9-1 mark on Feb. 1, 2000 vs. Anaheim.
- Despite the shootout loss, Robin Lehner is now 2-0-2 in five games against the Senators with a .957 save percentage and a 1.30 goals-against average.
- With his assist on Nicholas Baptiste’s second NHL goal, Williamsville, N.Y. native Cole Schneider recorded his first career NHL point.
- The other assist on the goal was credited to Derek Grant, who earned his first assist as a member of Sabres.
- At 29:57, Rasmus Ristolainen recorded the second-highest ice time of his career, falling 18 seconds short of his 30:15 TOI on Jan. 18, 2016 at Arizona.
- Jake McCabe logged his highest ice time of the season (22:51) and tied his career high with four shots on goal (last: Feb. 16, 2016 at Ottawa).
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Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Nicholas Baptiste
Sabres forward Evander Kane
Sabres forward Cole Schneider
Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe
Senators head coach Guy Boucher
Senators forward Bobby Ryan
Senators forward Ryan Dzingel
Senators goaltender Mike Condon