- Today’s win improved the Sabres to 6-2-0 in afternoon games this season.
- With his third career hat trick, Sam Reinhart recorded his seventh career multi-goal game. He now has a career-high 16 multi-point games this season.
- It was the Sabres’ first hat trick since Oct. 20, 2018 at Los Angeles (Jeff Skinner) and the first at KeyBank Center since Dec. 15, 2017 vs. Carolina (Jack Eichel)
- The Sabres are now 21-11-5 this season when Reinhart records a point and 30-4-7 in his career when he records at least two.
- Reinhart now has six points (4+2) in his last five games and 32 points (10+22) in 31 home games this season.
- He also has seven points (4+3) in his last five games against Washington, including three goals and two assists in three games against them this season.
- Jack Eichel established a new career high in points with his first assist today. He finished the game with two assists, giving him a career-best 66 points (19+47) through 58 games played this season.
- Rasmus Dahlin’s goal today gives him four points (2+2) in three career games against the Capitals.
- Matt Hunwick’s assist on Reinhart’s second goal was his first point as a member of the Sabres.
- Carter Hutton recorded his fourth career assist on Reinhart’s empty-net goal. It was Hutton’s first assist since Jan. 7, 2017 vs. Dallas.
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Sabres head coach Phil Housley
Sabres forward Jack Eichel
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
Sabres forward Jeff Skinner
Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton
Capitals head coach Todd Reirden
Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky
Capitals forward Lars Eller
Capitals forward Carl Hagelin
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby