Some notes collected while sitting through Hour Two of the flight delay from Buffalo to Boston. Gotta love it ...
*The Sabres' prospects in Rochester have moved into first place in the AHL's Western Conference North Division following Friday's 3-1 victory over Binghamton. Zack Kassian had a goal and assist for the Amerks, and he leads the team with 12 points off six goals and six assists. Brayden McNabb and Derek Whitmore also scored, while Drew MacIntyre finished with 35 saves.
Paul Szczechura had two assists and has at least one point in all four games since his debut following an injury. He has a goal and five assists.
*The Sabres can join their affiliate in first place tonight in Boston. They pulled within one point of Northeast Division-leading Toronto with Friday's easy 5-1 victory over Ottawa. The Senators visit the Maple Leafs tonight.
*Matt Ellis scored for the first time since March 2010.
*Wayne Gretzky is considering participating in the Winter Classic Alumni game between the Rangers and Flyers, according to ESPN.com.