- The Sabres are now 4-0-1 in their last five home games. It is the first time the team has posted points in five consecutive home games since they earned points in seven straight from Jan. 7 to Feb. 7, 2017 (6-0-1).
- After scoring tonight, Jeff Skinner (13 goals) finished the game with sole possession of second place in the NHL.
- Skinner also finished the game tied with Patrick Kane for the league lead with his 11 even-strength goals.
- Sam Reinhart recorded an assist on Skinner’s goal and now has seven points (1+6) in his last five games.
- The Sabres are now 9-0-0 this season when Reinhart records a point.
- With his goal tonight, Kyle Okposo now has three points (2+1) in his last three games against the Lightning.
- Conor Sheary’s assist on Okposo’s goal gives him five points (3+2) in his last five games.
- Nathan Beaulieu recorded two assists to earn his sixth career multi-point game and first since March 30, 2017 vs. Florida (0+2).
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Sabres head coach Phil Housley
Sabres forward Jeff Skinner
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton
Lightning head coach Jon Cooper
Lightning forward Steven Stamkos
Lightning forward Anthony Cirelli
Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak