Three future Sabres played, while two had the night off in a medium-heavy evening of NCAA Division One hockey.
Devon Levi (Northeastern) and Ryan Johnson (Minnesota) were no doubt studying for final exams while their respective teams prepared to return after the holidays.
Look for highlights to be posted on Sunday. And judging by what happened tonight, it should make for pleasant viewing.
Michigan 5, Ohio State 2
In Columbus, it was a whole lot of Erik Portillo and not much Owen Power.
Portillo tied a career high by stopping 36 shots, with 27 coming in the final two periods. The sophomore lowered his GAA to 2.35, and raised his Save Pct. to .916.
Power didn't notch a point or a shot on goal. His plus/minus was even. Power played, with the evidence being seen Sunday when the game clip is posted, but he didn't dent the score sheet.
The Wolverines and Buckeyes are back at it tonight. Faceoff is at 8 p.m.
North Dakota 5, Colorado College 2
Matteo Costantini seems to be working his way back to form. The freshman scored ND's second goal, his first point in a month.
The St. Catherines, Ontario resident missed four recent games through illness, and only returned to ND's lineup last weekend at St. Cloud State. Costantini has five goals and five assists in 14 games.
ND and the Tigers complete the two-game set tonight in Colorado Springs.