Martin and Perreault, two-thirds of the French Connection line, led the Sabres' offensive assault with a combined nine points.
News & Milestones

1975 - The Buffalo Sabres set the record for the most points scored in one game by one team with 40. After the first period of their matchup with the visiting Washington Capitals ends with the Sabres up 2-0 and their opponent putting only four shots on their goal, it's clear that the home team would have a good game.  Even after Buffalo doubles up on the Caps' two second period goals to bring the score to 6-2, no one could have predicted what would happen in the third.

In the final twenty minutes, the Sabres find the back of the net eight times, with no answer from Washington but a mere three shots, all of which are stopped by goalie Gerry Desjardins.  While the 14-2 final score is significant in its own right, the 40 collective points scored by fifteen different players (all but two of the Buffalo goals are assisted by two skaters) establish a new record.

Left winger Rick Martin pots four goals, fellow forward Fred Stanfield has a hat trick, and centers Gilbert Perreault and Don Luce tally two of their own.  Martin also sets up Peter McNab's marker, giving him five points on the game.

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