- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 17, 2005

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.

KEY PLAYER

Taylor Pyatt had a hat trick, his first three goals of the season, for the Sabres.

Dave Fay