- Tonight’s Sabres win broke a nine-game losing streak against Pittsburgh. Buffalo’s last win against the Penguins took place on April 23, 2013.
- The Sabres improved to 4-0-2 when leading after the first period and 5-1-4 when scoring first this season.
- With 46 saves tonight, Anders Nilsson has improved to 2-1-2 with a .951 save percentage and a 1.74 goals-against average on the season.
- As of the end of the game, Nilsson’s .951 save percentage ranked him third in the NHL among goaltenders with at least 120 minutes played, behind only Andrei Vasilevskiy (.953) and Devan Dubnyk (.952).
- The 46 saves were two shy of his career-high mark (48, 10/13/15 at Dallas).
- In his last three games, Nilsson is 2-0-1 with a .976 save percentage and a 0.97 goals-against average.
- William Carrier’s goal was the first goal and point of his NHL career.
- Taylor Fedun, who assisted on Carrier’s goal, now has an assist in each of his last three NHL games, dating back to Jan. 15, 2016.
- With tonight’s shootout-winner, Cal O’Reilly has improved to 6-for-13 (46.2%) in his NHL career, including three game-deciding goals.
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Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Evander Kane
Sabres forward Cal O’Reilly
Sabres forward William Carrier
Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan
Penguins forward Sidney Crosby
Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury