Top Five Moments of the Buffalo Sabres’ Season So Far

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Oct 14, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart (23) before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Buffalo Sabres defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

5. Sam Reinhart Makes NHL Debut

One of the most-hyped moments for the Buffalo Sabres this season was the NHL debut of second-overall draft pick Sam Reinhart.

October 9, 2014 — exactly 104 days after the Buffalo Sabres selected Sam Reinhart with the second selection of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the 18-year-old center got his first chance at playing in the big league.

Reinhart made his NHL debut in the Buffalo Sabres’ home-opener against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It was a moment many Buffalo Sabres fans and media alike had been waiting for; Reinhart saw over 13 minutes of ice time in his NHL debut, playing 17 shifts and winning 26.7 percent of his face-offs taken.

Although he stayed in Buffalo for just nine games before being returned to his junior club in Kootenay, Reinhart left many Sabres fans wondering what he could be capable of if he’s allowed to play top-line minutes in the future with the NHL club.

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