Thursday October 10th: Columbus Blue Jackets
This will be the Blue Jackets first trip to First Niagara Center under the leagues new alignment as members of the Eastern Conference. Columbus also sits at 1-1 in the standings currently. Columbus’ last game was also Saturday, but they will remain idle until Thursday, as the schedulers have granted them almost five full days off early in the season, odd in an Olympic compacted year. The Buffalo Sabres will broadcast this game on their flagship station of MSG.