When the Buffalo Sabres open their 2020-21 schedule on Jan. 14 at home against the Washington Capitals, it will start a trend for the abbreviated 56-game season.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the NHL to limit travel, meaning teams will be staying in cities for multiple days and playing series against one opponent.
The Sabres’ opener kicks off a two-game set at KeyBank Center. They also host Washington the next night.
Their schedule, which the ... Read the full article
Four new NHL divisions, including one comprised entirely of Canadian teams. A 56-game schedule. The Stanley Cup awarded in July.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which is still ravaging the United States and Canada, forced the NHL and NHL Players’ Association to make some major changes for the 2020-21 season.
The Buffalo Sabres, for example, have temporarily been shifted to the new East Division, a group of eight teams that normally play in the Atlantic and Metropolitan.... Read the full article
In a best-case scenario, the NHL could restart its season in the second week of May, the league announced today.
Of course, that timeline could be overly optimistic. The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the NHL to suspend its season indefinitely Thursday, is a fluid situation.
Just days ago, the NHL was hopeful players could soon resume small group workouts.... Read the full article
The COVID-19 pandemic forced the NHL to suspend its season indefinitely today.
The league announced the decision following a conference call with its Board of Governors and less than a day after the NBA suspended its season after one its players tested positive for coronavirus.
“In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, and after consulting with medical experts and convening a conference call of the Board of Governors, the National Hockey League is ... Read the full article
BUFFALO – The Sabres will open their main training camp Sept. 12, when veterans report for physicals and testing, then hold their first on-ice sessions a day later at KeyBank Center, the team announced today.
The Sabres’ first camp under new coach Ralph Krueger will be a little different than past years. Most of camp will be held at KeyBank Center instead of Harborcenter, the team’s practice facility. Only three sessions – Sept. 15, 16 ... Read the full article
The Buffalo Sabres’ commemorative 50th anniversary jersey has been unveiled.
The white alternate “Golden Jersey” the Sabres released this morning “pays homage to the past and celebrates 50 years of NHL hockey in Buffalo,” according to the team.
It will be worn 13 times at home during the 2019-20 season.
The jersey features the Sabres’ regular logo in fluorescent gold and navy blue. Five stripes – four gold and one navy – adorn the sleeves ... Read the full article
The Buffalo Sabres will make five appearances on national television during the 2019-20 season, the NHL announced today.
Friday, Nov. 8 vs. Tampa Bay, NBC Sports Network, 2 p.m. (Global Series)
Tuesday, Dec. 10 versus St. Louis, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Toronto, NBCSN, 7 p.m.... Read the full article
BUFFALO – A two-game early-November series against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Sweden, a Dec. 10 visit from Ryan O’Reilly and the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues and a nine-day January break are among the highlights of the 2019-20 Buffalo Sabres schedule the NHL released today.
The Sabres open their 50th anniversary season Oct. 3 in Pittsburgh against superstar Sidney Crosby’s Penguins before returning for their home opener Oct. 5 versus former Hart Trophy ... Read the full article
Here it is, the Buffalo Sabres’ 2019 preseason schedule. The six-game slate the team released today includes two home contests.
Sept. 16: Buffalo vs. Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., Pegula Ice Arena (Penn State University)
Sept. 17: Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m., Nationwide Arena
Sept. 20: Buffalo at Toronto, 7 p.m., Scotiabank Arena
Sept. 21: Toronto at Buffalo, 7 p.m, KeyBank Center
Sept. 25: Columbus at Buffalo, 7 p.m., KeyBank Center
Sept. 28: Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 3 ... Read the full article
BUFFALO – The Sabres will open their main training camp Sept. 13, when veterans report for physicals and testing, then hold their first on-ice sessions a day later at HarborCenter, the team announced today.
Sessions are open to the public. A full camp roster and schedule will be released later. The Sabres open their preseason schedule Sept. 17 in Columbus against the Blue Jackets.... Read the full article