Linus Ullmark stopped six of seven Capitals shootout attempts to improve to 4-2 in his career in the shootout. His .840 save percentage in shootouts ranks third among active NHL goaltenders (min. 2 shootouts) and currently ranks first in Sabres history.
His four shootout wins trail only Ryan Miller (49) and Jhonas Enroth (10) for most in franchise history.
With his goal tonight, Victor Olofsson became the 16th Sabres rookie to record 20 goals in a season and the first since Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart did so during the 2015-16 season.
With his power-play goal tonight, Eichel now has six points (3+3) in his last six games against the Capitals.
Dominik Kahun’s game-deciding goal was his first career NHL shootout goal. He is now 1-for-2 in the shootout in his career.
With his 35th and 36th assists in his 59th game of the season, Rasmus Dahlin surpassed his output from his 82-game rookie campaign (35).
Dahlin’ssecond assist of the game gave him seven points (2+5) in five career games against the Capitals. His seven points and 1.4 points per game against Washington represent his highest career outputs against any NHL team.
Dahlin also scored on his first career shootout attempt. It was the fifth shootout goal ever scored by a Sabres defenseman and the first since Rasmus Ristolainen’s goal on March 17, 2017 at Anaheim.
Ristolainen’s goal at Anaheim was the last of 10 previous shootout attempts by Sabres defensemen before tonight.
Marcus Johansson earned the primary assist on Olofsson’s goal and now has six points (2+4) in his last six games against the Capitals.
Kyle Okposo (800th NHL game) and Sam Reinhart (400th NHL games) both reached milestone games played totals tonight.
Jack Eichel established a new career high with his 29th goal in his 49th game of the season. His previous career high of 28 goals was recorded in 77 games last season.
In seven games against the Senators in the last two seasons, Eichel has recorded 13 points (6+7). He now has 24 points (10+14) in 16 career games against Ottawa, including at least a point in all but three of those games and 16 points (7+9) in nine home games.
With his goal, Sam Reinhart has now totaled 17 points (7+10) in his last 17 meetings with the Senators. Reinhart has 22 points (9+13) in the Sabres’ last 22 contests, including at least one point in eight of the last nine (6+5).
Linus Ullmark left the game with a lower-body injury in the third period.
Jimmy Vesey’s second-period tally was the first shorthanded point of his career. He now has a point in each of his last three games (2+1).
The goal was Buffalo’s first shorthanded marker since Zach Bogosian scored in Chicago on March 7, 2019.
Rasmus Asplund recorded his first NHL point with an assist on Vesey’s goal.
Asplund became just the fourth player in Sabres history to record his first NHL point while shorthanded, joining Gary McAdam (10/16/75 vs. CHI), Daren Puppa (12/9/87 at CHI) and Ryan Miller (3/16/06 vs. TOR).
Victor Olofsson’s goal tonight extended his point streak to a career-high five games (2+3). He now has nine points (3+6) in his last 10 games.
Jack Eichel, who recorded the primary assist on Olofsson’s goal, now has at least a point in each of his last seven games (6+6).
Brandon Montour appeared in his 200th NHL game tonight.