There is a lot of tradition in the Buffalo Sabres past – forty three years is a lot of hockey, but still just a
teenager as far as some teams in the league are concerned. What happened on this day throughout the history of the team?
On thing is certain, it most certainly involves the voice of Rick Jeannerett at some point calling these plays and forever etching them into the minds of Buffalo Sabres fans young and old.
While Saturday’s record wasn’t on the winning side of things even before the Sabres lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs – November 19th brings around a record just a game over .500. In 19 games all time on the 19th of November, the Sabres organization is 9-8-2. Will they avoid dropping the daily record to .500 against the St. Louis Blues tonight?
If you are interested in nicknaming your days – you could call today Shutout Day in November – as two milestones were hit on this day several years ago involving shutouts.
The first one goes all the way back to when the Winnipeg Jets played in the league, the pre- Phoenix Coyotes Jets that is. In 1993 the Buffalo Sabres would shutout the Jets 6-0 – helped along by a three point night by Dale Hawerchuck – a goal and two assists. He would score his 300th point as a Buffalo Sabre this night – against his former team.
Six years later, another beloved member of the Blue and Gold would make get his first shutout – as Marty Biron helps the Buffalo Sabres beat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-0. That’s the hockey team between the Winnipeg Jets current and former teams. So it’s shutout day and Winnipeg Throwback day?
As he ticks down what could be his final games in a Buffalo Sabres uniform, November 19, 2002 is also the day that Ryan Miller made his Buffalo Sabres debut, losing to the New Jersey Devils 4-3 in overtime.