For hockey-deprived fans waiting for the NHL season to resume, five memorable Buffalo Sabres games will be rebroadcast next week on MSG and also be available on the team’s YouTube channel.
So get ready to relive goalie Dominik Hasek’s legendary 70-save performance, the final game at historic Memorial Auditorium and other “Sabres Classics.”
The games, of course, are being aired because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NHL to suspend its season indefinitely March 12.
The games will start at 8 p.m. and be uploaded to the Sabres’ YouTube channel the following day at noon. MSG will also play the games multiple times each night, the next day and over the weekend.
The complete schedule:
Monday, March 23: Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference quarterfinal
Dave Hannan capped Hasek’s career-best outing by scoring in the fourth overtime to secure a 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils on April 27, 1994.
Tuesday, March 24: The final game at the Aud
The Sabres defeated the Hartford Whalers 3-2 on April 19, 1996.
Wednesday, March 25: Sabres extend their season-opening winning streak to 10 games
The Sabres defeated the New York Islanders 3-0 on Oct. 26, 2006.
Thursday, March 26: Sabres and Rangers play first regular-season game at Madison Square Garden after 9/11
The Rangers defeated the Sabres 5-4 in overtime on Oct. 7, 2001. Both teams wore “New York” scripts across their jerseys for the game.
Friday, March 27: Game 5 of the 2007 Eastern Conference semifinal
Chris Drury scored in the waning seconds of regulation before Maxim Afinogenov’s overtime goal secured a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers on May 4, 2007.
— Bill Hoppe (@BillHoppeNHL) March 19, 2020