Alexander Nylander made his NHL debut with his older brother, William, on the opposite bench. The Toronto Maple Leafs won that game in Buffalo, 4-3, with the elder Nylander tallying an assist on an Auston Matthews goal in the first period.
The younger Nylander, now nearly two years removed from that original meeting, will have the result on his mind when the two brothers meet for their first rematch during the Sabres' home game against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.
"It's going to be a lot of fun," he said following practice at KeyBank Center on Tuesday. "I remember my first didn't go as we wanted. I just hope we get the win against them."