- With the win, the Sabres have now gone 14-1-1 (one tie) in their last 16 home games against the Kings, dating back to a 2-0 Sabres win on Dec. 17, 1993.
- Buffalo is now 8-0-0 in their last eight home games against the Kings, outscoring the visitors by a combined 39-12 margin in those contests.
- The Sabres’ four goals in the second period marked the first time the team scored four or more in a period since the team scored five in the third period on Dec. 26, 2015 at Boston.
- Buffalo overcame a two-goal deficit for the first time since
March 26, 2016 vs. Winnipeg (3-2 win).
- The Sabres’ two goals 12 seconds apart were their quickest since Cody Hodgson and Nathan Gerbe scored six seconds apart on April 9, 2013 vs. NY Rangers.
- Jack Eichel, who scored two goals and recorded an assist tonight, now has 14 points (6+8) in his last 12 games played going back to last season, including four multi-point efforts in his last 10.
- The Sabres now have a 4-2-1 record this season with Eichel in the lineup and have improved to 28-14-4 (.652) in Eichel’s career when he records a point and 11-3-1 (.767) when he has at least two.
- Brian Gionta scored his team-leading seventh even strength goal of the season.
- Kyle Okposo tallied three assists tonight and now has 11 points (4+7) in his last 10 games.
- Rasmus Ristolainen, who recorded two assists tonight, has tied his career high with a four-game point streak (1+6).
- Ristolainen now has 11 points (1+10) in his last 10 games.
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Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Jack Eichel
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly
Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner
Kings head coach Darryl Sutter
Kings forward Jeff Carter
Kings forward Anze Kopitar