Dominik Hasek performed dynamically during the Sabres’ run to the 1999 Stanley Cup final. ©2020, Janet Schultz

10 ‘Sabres Classics’ from 1999 playoffs to air over next two weeks

Ten more “Sabres Classics” – this time playoff games from 1999, including three Stanley Cup final contests – will be rebroadcast on MSG over the next two weeks.

Before falling to the Dallas Stars in the final, the Dominik Hasek-led Sabres roared through the Eastern Conference, needing only 15 games to reach the final.

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 27: Sabres sweep Ottawa Senators, move on to second round

Hasek made 40 saves and Vaclav Varada scored twice in a 4-3 win on April 27, 1999.

Tuesday, April 28: Sabres blank Boston Bruins

Hasek stopped 24 shots and three different Sabres scored in a 3-0 win as they grabbed a 3-1 series lead on May 14, 1999.

Wednesday, April 29: Sabres clinch spot in Eastern Conference final

Hasek made 23 saves and three different Sabres scored in a 3-2 win over Boston in Game 6 on May 18, 1999.

Thursday, April 30: Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs without Hasek in opener

With Hasek out injured, backup Dwayne Roloson made 28 saves and five different scored in the Sabres’ 5-4 victory in Game 1 of the conference final on May 23, 1999 in Toronto.

Friday, May 1: Sabres regain series lead

After losing Game 2, Hasek made 24 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Leafs on May 27, 1999.

Monday, May 4: Sabres go up two games

Geoff Sanderson scored twice and Hasek made 31 saves in a 5-2 win against the Leafs on May 29, 1999.

Tuesday, May 5: Sabres clinch first Cup final berth since 1975

Four different Sabres scored and Hasek stopped 22 shots in a 4-2 win over the Leafs in Game 5 on May 31, 1999.

Wednesday, May 6: Sabres win Cup opener in Dallas

Jason Woolley’s overtime goal – play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret called it “the shot heard ‘round the hockey world” – secured a 3-2 win over the Stars on June 8, 1999.

Thursday, May 7: Sabres tie series

After losing two straight games, Dixon Ward scored the game-winning goal and Hasek made 30 saves in a 2-1 triumph against the Stars in Game 4 on June 15, 1999.

Friday, May 8: The infamous “No Goal” game

Brett Hull’s goal in the third overtime secured a 2-1 victory in Game 6 and the Stars’ first Cup in franchise history on June 19, 1999 in Buffalo. Hull’s foot, of course, was in the crease when he scored, which should’ve negated the goal.

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