Five more “Sabres Classics” – this time games from Buffalo’s wild Eastern Conference final against the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 – will be rebroadcast on MSG next week.
After defeating the Ottawa Senators, the Sabres fell one game short of reaching the Stanley Cup final, losing an ultra-tight seven-game series to the Hurricanes.
The games are being aired because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NHL to suspend its season indefinitely March 12.
The contests will start at 8 p.m.
The complete schedule:
Monday, April 20: Sabres win opener
Jay McKee’s third-period goal held up as the winner in a 3-2 victory on May 20, 2006.
Tuesday, April 21: Sabres regain series lead
After the Hurricanes won Game 2, Daniel Briere scored twice in a 4-3 victory on May 24, 2006.
Wednesday, April 22: Sabres blow lead, lose in overtime
The Hurricanes erased a 3-1 deficit and won 4-3 on May 28, 2006, putting the Sabres on the brink of elimination.
Thursday, April 23: Sabres tie series
Briere’s overtime time goal secured a 2-1 win on May 30, 2006, forcing a Game 7 in Carolina.
Friday, April 24: Hurricanes win series
The Sabres, whose defense corps was ravaged by injuries, began the third period up 2-1 but lost 4-2 on June 1, 2006. Only two regular defensemen – Brian Campbell and Toni Lydman – were healthy for Game 7.