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.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (January 15, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced they will be selling a limited number of special edition stuffed otters, known as “Ott’s Otters”, with an autograph from Sabres forward Steve Ott. The stuffed otters, each one wearing an Ott jersey, come with a card autographed by the Sabres captain. All proceeds will directly benefit the Buffalo Zoo.
“I think this program is a great way for our fans to show their love of the Sabres while supporting such an important community asset in the Buffalo Zoo,” Ott said. “As a big animal lover, I’m excited to be involved in a program that will help raise money and awareness for the Buffalo Zoo.”
Buffalo Zoo president and CEO Donna Fernandes is excited to have the support of the Buffalo Sabres.
“We welcome the initiative and involvement of Captain Steve Ott and we are thrilled that two beloved Buffalo organizations can work together for the good of the Zoo and the community,” Fernandes said.
Ott’s Otters will be sold for $25 prior to the Sabres-Blue Jackets game on Jan. 18 at First Niagara Center or can also be purchased at the Sabres Store.
Also available for purchase will be 50 VIP Ott’s Otter packages for $125 each, which includes the following:
One (1) autographed Ott’s Otter
Two (2) tickets to a meet and greet party with Steve Ott at the Buffalo Zoo on Feb. 22
Two (2) 300 level tickets to the Sabres game against the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 28
VIP packages, as well as individual stuffed otters, can be purchased by calling 716‐855‐4468.
The Sabres improved to 54-41 all-time in shootouts (4-0 this season), including a 7-4 all-time record against the Senators. Their 11 shootouts against the Senators tie their highest total against any team (5-6 vs. Boston).
On his first career shootout attempt, Zemgus Girgensons became the fourth Sabres player to record a game-deciding shootout goal this season (Moulson, Ennis, Hodgson).
With his goal tonight, Girgensons stretched his point streak to a career-best three games (2+1).
Miller is now 16-18-4 in his career against the Senators, with a .920 save percentage and a 2.62 goals against average. Since the beginning of the 2010-11 season, he is 7-4-2 with a .940 save percentage and a 2.03 goals against average.