- With Cal O’Reilly made his Sabres debut tonight, he and Ryan O’Reilly became the first siblings to play together for the Sabres since Bob and J.F. Sauve, who played together from 1980-81 to 1982-83.
- The Sabres have had three other pairs of siblings who both played for the team, but never in the same season: Randy and Mike Moller, James and Steve Patrick, Darryl and Darrin Shannon
- The loss was the Sabres’ second shutout loss this season. (Last: Nov. 21 at Dallas)
- With the loss, the Sabres are now winless (0-4-1) in their last five games against the Devils.
- The Sabres are now 2-3-0 in the second game of back-to-back sets this season.
- Ryan O’Reilly went 17-for-22 (77.3%) on faceoffs tonight, his best win percentage since Oct. 10 vs. Tampa Bay (78.6%). O’Reilly is now 59.4% on the season.
- Rasmus Ristolainen logged 27:59 of ice time tonight, the fifth-highest total of his career and second-highest in games that ended in regulation (highest: March 14, 2014 vs. NY Rangers, 28:36).
Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma
Sabres forward Brian Gionta
Sabres forward Sam Reinhart
Sabres goaltender Linus Ullmark
Devils head coach John Hynes
Devils forward Lee Stempniak
Devils forward Jiri Tlusty
Devils goaltender Cory Schneider