--The Sabres scored their third short-handed goal of the season when Jochen Hecht found the net in the second period. They scored two in the first three games but hadn't scored another since.
--This is the ninth consecutive year the Sabres are playing games the nights before and after Thanksgiving. Since 2003, the Sabres are 8-0-1 on the two days.
--The Sabres dedicated Wednesday night's game to George Babcock, who died Tuesday. He is the father of longtime assistant equipment manager George Babcock.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I'm not happy at all. It's definitely bad." -- Sabres winger Maxim Afinogenov, who returned to the lineup Wednesday after being scratched in two straight games. He is the team's longest-tenured player in his ninth season.