At the start of the third period, Buffalo's Steve Ott faced off opposite Jeff Halpern. Steve Ott licked Jeff Halpern, or at last came very close. Maybe there's a reason Ott is eighth in the league in faceoff win percentage.
It's an understandable request from the alternate captain of the Sabres, who are still technically in the running for a playoff birth: lay off and show some support. But Steve Ott, the veteran forward spending his first season in Buffalo, ought to know that publicly voicing this issue rarely ends well for anyone.