Wait – did I just type that correctly? February is here! Groundhogs and hearts, presidents and Olympics! February has arrived! It seemed like January was an epic long month with more hard to watch Buffalo Sabres hockey and sub zero temperatures for days on end. Blizzards and wind chills – I have had more than enough of that for this year.
Buffalo has played 15 games all time on the First day of February and are 6-4-5 all time. Two of those wins came five years a part but were significant points in Buffalo Sabres history.
Just one winter after challenging the Philadelphia Flyers for the Stanley Cup – Gilbert Perreault scored seven points in the game with two goals and five assists; and Danny Gare and Seals players Jim Moxey and Wayne Merrick scored goals 18 seconds apart in the third period as the Buffalo Sabres picked up a road win against the California Golden Seals 9-5.
This would be the last season for the Golden Seals. After this season the team would move to Cleveland and play under the banner of the Barons for two season before folding in 1978.
In their tenth February in existence, Ric Seiling scored the 3,000th goal in franchise history as the Buffalo Sabres defeated the Winnipeg Jets (part 1) 4-0 at Memorial Auditorium as the Buffalo Sabres won on the back of Don Edwards and his 13th shutout as a member of the Buffalo Sabres.