Sabres head coach Don Granato
Sabres forward Dylan Cozens
Sabres forward Kyle Okposo
Sabres forward Jeff Skinner
Canucks head coach Travis Green
Canucks forward Brock Boeser
Canucks forward Justin Dowling
- Buffalo’s win tonight gives the team its fifth 3-0-0 start in franchise history. The last Sabres team to win at least its first three games of the season was the 2008-09 club that won its first four contests.
- Kyle Okposo’s first-period goal tonight was the 200th of his NHL career. Okposo became the 56th U.S.-born player to reach the milestone and is now one of 61 active NHL players with 200 career goals.
- Okposo’s goal and assist tonight give him 17 points (5+12) in his last 14 games against Vancouver, including a point in each of the last eight meetings (5+4).
- His career point-per-game output through 16 games against the Canucks (5+12) is his best against any NHL team.
- Rasmus Dahlin earned an assist on Kyle Okposo’s goal for his second assist in as many games. Dahlin, who played in his 200th career NHL game tonight, now has five assists in four career games against the Canucks.
- Among Sabres defensemen with at least 200 games played for the team, Dahlin ranks 10th in goals per game (.09), fourth in assists per game (.46) and fourth in points per game (.55)
- The Sabres have successfully killed all nine of their penalties to begin the season. The last time the Sabres were perfect on the penalty kill in the first three games of the season was 2017-18 (11-for-11).
- Jeff Skinner and Tage Thompson scored 23 seconds apart in the third period tonight, marking the shortest time between two Sabres goals since Skinner and Zemgus Girgensons scored 13 seconds apart on Nov. 3, 2018.
- With a goal and an assist tonight, Zemgus Girgensons now has a point in each of his last four games against Vancouver (3+2).
- Jeff Skinner’s goal tonight gives him seven points (4+3) in his last seven contests against the Canucks.
- With an assist on Tage Thompson’s goal, Will Butcher earned his first point in a Sabres uniform.
- Victor Olofsson had an assist tonight and now has three points (1+2) in two career meetings with the Canucks.
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