Last night from HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y.:
BY THE NUMBERS
15 Goals Alex Ovechkin has scored in the first 19 games of his NHL career.
SEEN AND HEARD
Coach Glen Hanlon said Olie Kolzig was 100 percent recovered from his injury but wanted to give Brent Johnson the start after the goalie’s stellar shootout victory over Tampa Bay.
Taylor Pyatt had a hat trick, his first three goals of the season, for the Sabres.
— Dave Fay