Buffalo Sabres Have Two High Emotion October Hockey Games

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Thanks to the newly aligned National Hockey League, and the schedule process, the Buffalo Sabres don’t have to wait too long for what will be two very emotional hockey games to take place in Buffalo.

The first comes just seven games into the season.  After starting out against the likes of Detroit, Ottawa, and the Pittsburgh Penguins, and a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Jason Pominville makes his triumphant return to the Nickel city.  This will be the first game back for Pominville since the population was sent to Minnesota.

Just before the end of the season, Buffalo Sabres fans will have to rip off another bandaid, as Lindy Ruffs Tie will return to First Niagara Center, behind the bench of the Dallas Stars as head coach.

Montreal and Toronto are the only Atlantic Division teams that do not play the Buffalo Sabres in the first month of the schedule, but the Sabres do get to try on the Columbus Blue Jackets in their first season in the Eastern Conference.

The Buffalo Sabres will also appear on national television four times in the month of October, as well as one NHL Network game.  The four nationally televised games in October are the only 2013 games being taken off MSG programming.  The Sabres don’t appear on an NBC game again until January.

Here is the complete look at the month of October.

Wed Oct 2, 2013 Sabres Red Wings  A 8:00 PM NBCSN
Fri Oct 4, 2013 Senators Sabres  H 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 5, 2013 Sabres Penguins  A 7:00 PM
Tue Oct 8, 2013 Lightning Sabres  H 7:30 PM NBCSN
Thu Oct 10, 2013 Blue Jackets Sabres  H 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 12, 2013 Sabres Blackhawks  A 8:00 PM NHLN-US
Mon Oct 14, 2013 Wild Sabres  H 7:30 PM NBCSN
Tue Oct 15, 2013 Sabres Islanders  A 7:00 PM
Thu Oct 17, 2013 Canucks Sabres  H 7:00 PM
Sat Oct 19, 2013 Avalanche Sabres  H 7:00 PM
Wed Oct 23, 2013 Bruins Sabres  H 8:00 PM NBCSN
Fri Oct 25, 2013 Sabres Panthers  A 7:30 PM
Sat Oct 26, 2013 Sabres Lightning  A 7:00 PM
Mon Oct 28, 2013 Stars Sabres  H 7:00 PM
Thu Oct 31, 2013 Sabres Rangers  A 7:00 PM

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, October, Schedule

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