The Sabres earned their first win at First Niagara Center since Jan. 4 (2-1 W vs. NJD).
With two assists tonight, Ryan Miller became the first NHL goaltender to record two assists in a game since Cory Schneider (12/11/10 vs. TBL). He is the first Sabres goaltender to accomplish this feat since Daren Puppa (1/14/91 at TOR). –via Elias Sports Bureau
The assists were the eighth and ninth of Miller’s career. His last came on March 20, 2011 vs. NSH.
Miller improved to 13-9-4 in his career against the Hurricanes, with a .914 save percentage and a 2.67 goals against average.
After picking up two assists tonight, Drew Stafford now has 11 points (6+5) in his last eight games.
Christian Ehrhoff scored twice, including the game-winner, and now has seven points (3+4) in his last seven games.
With his assist tonight, Tyler Ennis stretched his point streak to three games. Ennis now has seven points (2+5) in his last seven games.
The Sabres have now had seven consecutive home games decided by a single goal (or less) in one season for just the third time in franchise history. Others: Nov. 28 to Dec. 26, 1986 (4-2-1) and Feb. 17 to March 14, 1974 (3-2-2)
Drew Stafford recorded three points (2+1) for the first time since March 19, 2012 at Tampa Bay (1+2).
Steve Ott scored his 100th NHL goal and added an assist for his second multi-point outing in four games.
With the two-point night, Ott has now recorded 10 points (3+7) in his last nine games against the Panthers.
With his assist on Buffalo’s second goal, Tyler Ennis tied his career-best point streak of five games (2+4). After leading all forwards with an ice time of 23:03, Ennis has averaged 21:19 TOI in the last five games, the highest five-game average of his career.
The Sabres have now had six consecutive one-goal home games (going 3-1-2) for the first time in a season since Nov. 21 to Dec. 14, 1990 (1-3-2, two ties). They also played six in a row between two seasons, from April 4 to Oct. 10, 2001 (3-3-0).
In his 300th NHL game, Tyler Myers scored twice, becoming the first Sabres defenseman to log a multi-goal game since Alexander Sulzer did so on on April 3, 2012 vs. Toronto.
Tyler Ennis, who recorded two assists tonight, has extended his point streak (2+3) to four games. Ennis has six points (2+4) in his last six games.
Matt Moulson (one assist tonight) is now on a three-game point streak (1+2).