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This Day In Buffalo Sabres History February 26

The Buffalo Sabres had a great winning record on February 25th and continued that trend last night against the Carolina Hurricanes.  Tonight the Buffalo Sabres will face off against the Boston Bruins in what will be the 23rd all time game for the Sabres on February 26th.

The Sabres are 6-8-6 all time – so history is not on their side for victory. Jhonas Enroth will face off against the Bruins tonight and hope to win back to back games at home. Two featured games and a trade to talk about in Sabres history today.

In 1987 the Sabres defeated the St. Louis Blues at home by a score of 4-3. The Sabres skated to victory on the tails of a Wilf Paiement hat trick.

1995 didn’t fair too well for the Buffalo Sabres despite the team getting a goal from Charlie Huddy. It was Huddy’s first goal as a member of the Buffalo Sabres but wasn’t enough to help the team overcome the New York Rangers who won 4-2. It was Dominik Hasek‘s 100th game as a member of the Sabres.

It wouldn’t be trade deadline time without remember some of the great moves the team made on this day. An era on the blue line ended today in Buffalo sports history – and was the last day Brian Campbell was a member of the Sabres. Brian Campbell was packaged with a seventh round draft pick and in return the Sabres got Steve Bernier and a first round selection in the 2008 NHL draft.

What will be the etching in the annals of history tonight? Will we have a trade to discuss – or another victory in front of the crowd at First Niagara Center.

Tyler Myers does have a milestone approaching – but it is unlikely he hits it tonight, as he needs just six assists to hit 100 for his career.


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