- With the win, the Sabres improved to 7-3-2 in their last 12 games, including a 6-2-1 record in their last nine home games.
- Nine of the last 10 games between these teams in Buffalo (and 14 of the last 18 overall) have been decided by a single goal.
- Rasmus Ristolainen recorded two points (1+1) tonight, including the game-winning goal. Ristolainen now has points in a career-best five straight games, totaling nine points (2+7) during that span.
- Ristolainen, who finished the game tied for 12th in the league with 19 assists, has assisted on 31.1 percent of his teammates’ goals this season.
- With his goal tonight, Matt Moulson now has seven points (6+1) in eight career games against the Islanders.
- Moulson finished the game tied for second in the NHL with seven power-play goals this season.
- With his assist tonight, Kyle Okposo now has 12 points (4+8) in his last 11 games.
|Updated Season Stats|
Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
Sabres forward Matt Moulson
Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen
Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner
Islanders head coach Jack Capuano
Islanders forward Shane Prince
Islanders forward Ryan Strome
Islanders goaltender Jean-Francois Berube