Of all of the visiting hockey players who have performed well in Buffalo over the years, Daniel Alfredsson might be one that few fans here hate. He's always been a classy player in his many visits to play the Sabres.
It was only fitting, then, that when he reached a major career milestone, he did it here.
Alfredsson had a night to remember, scoring three goals and recording his 1,000th career point in a 4-2 win over the Sabres. The three goals gave him 41 against Buffalo in his career, tying him with Jaromir Jagr and Peter Stastny for the most ever vs. the Sabres.
"It hasn't really been on my mind at all with the struggles we've been going through," said Alfredsson about the milestone. "It was more to get some wins. I got a little bit lucky: A tip-in, a half-missed shot that goes in and an open-netter. It feels great to be able to get the 1,000 points and win."
The four-point night gave him 81 points in 78 career games vs. Buffalo.
-- Budd Bailey
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