- With tonight’s win, the Sabres improved to 21-5-2 in their last 28 home games against the Maple Leafs.
- The Sabres scored three unanswered goals in a span of 1:31 to seal tonight’s win. The last time Buffalo scored three goals in 1:31 or less was April 3, 1998 in a 5-4 win vs. Boston. Brian Holzinger, Matthew Barnaby and Vaclav Varada all scored within a span of 1:08.
- With tonight’s goal, Jack Eichel (.824 G/GP vs. Toronto) surpassed Alex Ovechkin (.820) to become the active leader in goals per game against the Maple Leafs (min. 5 GP).
- Eichel’s goal-scoring rate against the Maple Leafs currently ranks sixth among all players with at least 10 games played against Toronto in the expansion era:
- Blaine Stoughton: .94
- Mario Lemieux: .94
- Wayne Gretzky: .87
- Cam Neely: .84
- Ulf Nilsson: .83
- Jack Eichel: .82
- Kyle Okposo’s goal tonight marked the 500th point of his NHL career.
- Okposo has a goal in each of his two games against Toronto this season. He leads all Sabres with 24 career points against the Maple Leafs (8+16).
- With his 79th career point tonight, Rasmus Dahlin has tied Ray Bourque for the second-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) for the most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
- Dahlin now has 14 points (2+12) in his last 15 games, including at least a point in each of his last four games (1+4).
- With his goal, Johan Larsson finished the game with six goals and 15 points through 52 games this season, matching his goal total and surpassing his point total from his 73-game season in 2018-19. He is now four goals and two points from tying his career-best marks.
- Colin Miller recorded two primary assists to earn his 21st career multi-point game.
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Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger
Sabres forward Jack Eichel
Sabres forward Jimmy Vesey
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe
Maple Leafs forward Jason Spezza
Maple Leafs forward John Tavares
Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman
Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen