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This Day In Buffalo Sabres History: November 30

Does anyone else find it hard to believe that the month of November is over already?  It doesn’t seem like we were together for very long, and tomorrow starts the month of December.  I think all of us were hoping that the Buffalo Sabres would be better at this point, but what are you going to do.

Tonight the Buffalo Sabres play the New Jersey Devils – and 33 years ago on this date, they played the Devils predecessor for the final time.

On November 30, 1980 – Buffalo hosted the Colorado Rockies at the Memorial Auditorium.  Before they were the Colorado Rockies, they were the Kansas City Scouts – and after they left Colorado, they arrived in New Jersey in 1982 and have played there since.

The struggles that chased the Colorado Rockies from the mile high state followed them into Buffalo as they were defeated 4-1.

Don Edwards was the goalie that got the Sabres the win – stopping 22 of 23 shots the Rockies threw at him.  Alan Haworth scored the first goal of his NHL career for the Buffalo Sabres.  A career that would span 542 games and scoring 189 goals.

The lone goal scorer for the Colorado Rockies?  A well known figure in Buffalo Sabres sports history – Rene Robert.  Robert was traded to the Rockies for John Van Boxmeer in October of 1979 by Scotty Bowman – the first figure in the French Connection to leave Buffalo.

Can the Buffalo Sabres replicate some history and build off their win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night?

Topics: Buffalo Sabres, History, Rene Robert, Scotty Bowman

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