Summer is dwindling down to a close, and for the Buffalo Sabres, it will be back to business sooner than later. Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone. With just forty-one days remaining in the off season, it is time to start taking a closer look at the Buffalo Sabres schedule, one month at a time.
The Buffalo Sabres kickoff the 2014-2015 campaign at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday October 9th. The home opener is one of just five home games for the Sabres in the opening month of the season. The remaining six of the eleven games will come on the road.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Oct 9, Buffalo Sabres
Columbus is eager to get the season started and capitalize on what was probably the most success season in franchise history. After making the playoffs for the first time since the 08-09 campaign, and the second time in franchise history – the team finally won its first playoff game.
Now its time to get a series under their belt.
Oct 11, Buffalo Sabres
If the Buffalo Sabres were hoping for a playoff push, you wouldn’t want to face tough teams early, but a lackluster effort against good teams could send the Buffalo Sabres on a downward spiral if a slippery-slope of losing ensues.
After the last six seasons have brought mixed post season results, the Blackhawks remain a viable contender for the Stanley Cup. In those six years they have four conference finals appearances, two Stanley Cup appearances, two Stanley Cups, and two first round exits. What is in store for the Blackhawks this year?
Oct 13, Buffalo Sabres
October 13th the Buffalo Sabres will host the Anaheim Ducks at First Niagara Center for a rare Monday afternoon game affair. The teams will face-off at 3PM.
Oct 14, Buffalo Sabres
Could the Buffalo Sabres be facing the Carolina Hurricanes for one of the last times? Is there enough money left in Raleigh, or will the team be moved yet again? One writer thinks its absurd.
Two familiar faces return to First Niagara Center on this trip, Nathan Gerbe and Andrej Sekera return to Buffalo with the Carolina Hurricanes.
Oct 17, Buffalo Sabres
With instability abound with the Florida Panthers, you have to wonder what sort of team they are going to put on the ice. The plus for Florida is they have a goalie.
Oct 18, Buffalo Sabres
The Buffalo Sabres host the Boston Bruins in second back-to-back game of the young season. It is funny, even in years past, it has not always been the better team that walks away victorious. Even bad last year, Buffalo vs Boston games gave fans something to cheer about.
Oct 22, Buffalo Sabres
Well that’s one opponent quickly out of the mix on the schedule as the Buffalo Sabres start their West Coast trip with another game against the Ducks.
Los Angeles Kings
Oct, Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo get’s to see the Los Angeles Kings, the defending Stanley Cup Champions early in the season. Buffalo gets Los Angeles in the fifth game of the Kings six game home stand.
San Jose Sharks
Oct 25, Buffalo Sabres
Buffalo closes out their three game trip through the state of California by playing against the San Jose Sharks. With three good teams in Cali – the Buffalo Sabres could be a very tired, and defeated hockey club at this point.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Oct 28, Buffalo Sabres
The first of four games against the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.
Oct 30, Buffalo Sabres
Not a busy month by any stretch of the means, but the Buffalo Sabres only face nine teams in their first eleven games of the season.
They have three back-to-back situations this month, 13/14, 17/18, and 22/23.