Jason Pominville’s overtime winner against Ottawa in 2006 remains one of the most memorable goals in Sabres history. ©2020, Janet Schultz

Four ‘Sabres Classics’ from 2006 series against Senators to air next week

Four more “Sabres Classics” – this time Buffalo’s memorable second-round playoff victories over the hated Ottawa Senators in 2006 – will be rebroadcast on MSG next week.

The Sabres, the NHL’s biggest surprise coming out of the lockout, stunned the Senators in that Eastern Conference semifinal, downing their fierce rival in just five games.

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 13: Sabres beat Senators in overtime thriller

In one of the wildest games in franchise history, the lead changed six times before Chris Drury’s overtime goal secured the victory in the series opener on May 5, 2006. Tim Connolly scored the tying goal with 11 seconds left in regulation.

Tuesday, April 14: Ryan Miller steals show

Miller made 43 saves in a 2-1 win as the Sabres grabbed a 2-0 series lead on May 8, 2006.

Wednesday, April 15: J.P. Dumont scores in overtime

Dumont’s goal secured a 3-2 triumph and a 3-0 series lead on May 10, 2006.

Thursday, April 16: Jason Pominville’s heroics

After the Senators won Game 4, Pominville’s short-handed overtime goal clinched a 3-2 victory and a five-game series win on May 13, 2006. Pominville’s goal remains one of the biggest in Sabres history.

Instead of replaying a game on April 17, MSG will air an hour of the “Beyond Blue and Gold” series.

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