The best known game in this rivalry occurred on February 22, 2007, which included a large fight that included both goaltenders and verbal sparring between the two coaches (Buffalo won the game 6–5).
The teams have met 4 times in the playoffs, with Buffalo winning three series, and Ottawa winning one.
The teams' only playoff confrontation occurred in the 1999 Eastern Conference Finals, won by Buffalo.
Buffalo leads both the all-time regular season series (113–67–18–8) and the all-time playoff series (4–1) for a total of 117–68–18–8.
The division became the Northeast Division in 1993, and then the Atlantic Division in 2013.