- With tonight’s win, the Sabres have improved to 5-0-1 in their last six home games, marking the team’s first six-game home point streak since they won six in a row from Nov. 28 to Dec. 15, 2014.
- The Sabres now have points in seven straight meetings with the Senators (5-0-2) for the first time since Buffalo went 6-0-1 against Ottawa from Dec. 4, 2010 to Dec. 13, 2011.
- Robin Lehner stopped all 37 Ottawa shots to earn his fourth career shutout (last: Feb. 19, 2016 at Columbus).
- Lehner is now 3-0-2 in seven career appearances against his former club, with a .961 save percentage and a 1.18 goals-against average.
- With his goal tonight, Kyle Okposo now has four points (3+1) in four games against Ottawa this season and 12 points (4+8) in 14 games against them since the beginning of the 2012-13 season.
- Ryan O’Reilly (goal tonight) now has 13 points (3+10) in 14 games since returning from injury and 12 points (4+8) in his last 11 home games.
- O’Reilly also has 13 points (5+8) in 13 career games against the Senators, including four (3+1) in three games this season.
- With his goal, Sam Reinhart now has six points (4+2) in his last five games against the Senators and 10 points (4+6) in his last 10 home games.
- Jack Eichel (two assists) now has five multi-point games and 13 total points (6+7) in 14 home games this season.
- The Sabres improved to 16-3-1 (.825) in Eichel’s career when he records at least two points, including an 8-0-0 record this year.
- Eichel also has a point in all six of his career games against Ottawa, totaling eight points (4+4) in those six games.
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Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Jack Eichel
Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly
Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner
Senators head coach Guy Boucher
Senators forward Zack Smith
Senators forward Mike Hoffman
Senators defenseman Cody Ceci
Senators goaltender Mike Condon