With five goals in the first period tonight, the Sabres recorded their highest single-period goal total since they scored five in the second period on Jan. 8, 2019 vs. New Jersey.
The Sabres have scored at least six goals in consecutive home games for the fourth time in the last 10 years.
The others: Feb. 5 and Feb. 13, 2011; March 27 and March 31, 2010; Oct. 13 and Oct. 16, 2009
Linus Ullmark tied a career high with 44 saves tonight, improving to 9-3-3 in his career (4-0-1 this season) when facing at least 40 shots.
With two goals in the first period, Conor Sheary posted his 11th career multi-goal game and his second of the season.
Jack Eichel’s first-period goal tonight extended his point streak to 10 games (9+10). He now owns the eighth-longest streak in the NHL this season and trails only Patrick Kane for the longest active streak.
Johan Larsson recorded three assists in the first period, marking his second career three-point night (last: March 11, 2015 at Toronto). Jack Eichel (0+4, 3/31/18) is the only player in franchise history ever to have recorded more assists in a single period.
With Buffalo’s fifth goal of the game, Rasmus Asplund tallied his first career NHL goal.
With two points (1+1) tonight, Victor Olofsson now has at least a point in 11 of his his 13 games dating back to Nov. 8. During that span, all five of his goals and 10 of his 12 points have come at even strength.
Henri Jokiharju’s goal tonight was the third of his career and his first to come on the power play.
Rasmus Ristolainen recorded the primary assist on Eichel’s goal and now has a point in each of his last three games (1+3).