- With Taylor Hall and Tobias Rieder scoring their first goals as Sabres, Buffalo has now had a newly acquired player score in six of its last 10 season-openers: Hall/Rieder, Jason Pominville, Jack Eichel, Zemgus Girgensons, Steve Ott and Ville Leino.
- Aside from Eichel and Rieder, each scored on his first shot with the team.
- Hall now has eight points (3+5) in his last seven meetings with the Capitals.
- With two assists tonight, Jack Eichel has now posted eight points (3+5) in seven games against the Capitals dating back to the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
- Dylan Cozens earned the primary assist on Rieder’s goal, marking his first career NHL point in his NHL debut.
- Jake McCabe recorded his eighth career multi-point game (1+1) and first since Nov. 17, 2018 at Minnesota.
- Sam Reinhart tallied an assist and now has eight points (4+4) in his last eight games against Washington.
- Rasmus Dahlin led all skaters in tonight’s game with 25:25 of ice time and led all Sabres with four shots. It was the sixth-highest time on ice total of his career.
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