Brad May scored one of the most famous goals in Sabres history. ©2020, Hickling Images

Five ‘Sabres Classics’ against rivals, including ‘May Day’ game, to air

Five more “Sabres Classics” – this time games featuring Buffalo’s fiercest rivals, including the wild “May Day” playoff win over the Boston Bruins – will be rebroadcast on MSG next week.

The games are being aired because the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NHL to suspend its season indefinitely March 12.

The complete schedule:

Monday, May 11: Sabres sweep Bruins, win first series in 10 years

Brad May’s thrilling overtime goal in Game 4 of the Adams Division semifinal clinched a 6-5 triumph on April 23, 1993, ending a long run of first-round playoff exits. Legendary play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret’s accompanying “May Day” call became an instant classic and the most memorable of his Hall of Fame career.

May’s goal overshadowed the Sabres’ roaring three-goal comeback.

Tuesday, May 12: Sabres move within two victories of first Stanley Cup final appearance

The Sabres’ 4-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on April 29, 1975 put them up 2-0 in the Wales Conference final.

Wednesday, May 13: Sabres best Toronto Maple Leafs thanks to wild third period

The Sabres scored four third-period goals, including the winner from Alexander Mogilny with 1:17 left, to defeat the Leafs 5-4 on Dec. 20, 1992.

Thursday, May 14: Sabres win Game 7 thriller over Ottawa Senators

Derek Plante’s overtime goal in the Eastern Conference quarterfinal secured a 3-2 win on April 29, 1997. It remains the only Game 7 victory in franchise history.

Friday, May 15: Sabres grab 3-2 series lead over Philadelphia Flyers

Tyler Ennis’ overtime goal in Game 5 of the 2011 Eastern Conference quarterfinal clinched a 4-3 win on April 22, 2011. That was the Sabres’ last postseason victory.

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