--It was already the fourth game of the season between the two Northeast Division foes, with the Bruins now 2-1-1 but winless in Buffalo.
--The Bruins are 7-2-2 against the Northeast.
--Wednesday's loss was the first in regulation this month.
--The Boston penalty killing, a disaster at the start of the season, killed both Buffalo power plays Wednesday night and is 43-for-45 in the last 11 games.
--The power play was 0-for-2 Wednesday night for the second straight game.
--The Bruins are 7-1-1 at home, 7-3-3 on the road.
--The Bruins will debut their new third jersey when the Islanders visit for Friday's noon game. It will be the first of four games with the Islanders this season. Last year, the Bruins were 3-1 against the Isles, yielding only five goals, with Tim Thomas playing all four games.
--Former Bruins coach Bep Guidolin died at age 82.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "We didn't play three periods and it cost us. Teams are too good in this league, especially these guys." -- Bruins C Marc Savard, after Wednesday night's loss in Buffalo.