Buffalo Sabres: Favorite moments from the Goathead Era – 1996-2006

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What were the best moments for the Buffalo Sabres during their time wearing the Goathead uniforms (1996-2006)? Keep reading to find out more.

The other day, I did an article about my favorite moments when the Buffalo Sabres wore the black Goathead jerseys during the final season of the Goathead Era. In this article, I’m going to tell you my favorite moments from the era with the Sabres wearing both the dark and light jerseys.

Another change, some of these moments are from the entire Goathead Era. Last time, it was just from the unforgettable 2005-06 Season. The following highlights are what I search for to get me pumped up for some hockey. There are a lot of them so enough talk, let’s dive right into it!

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13 Apr 2000: Goallie Dominik Hasek #39 of the Buffalo Sabres watching for a shot on goal while teammate Jay McKee #74 tries to stop Keith Primeau #25 from getting position and the loose puck during the game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the First Union Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Sabres 2-1.

The best moments from the Buffalo Sabres Goathead Era: Moment #1 – Dominik Hasek’s legendary save against Philadelphia

This one is a instant classic for all Buffalo Sabres fans. It also gave us another memorable call from Rick Jeanneret. Dominik Hasek made some ridiculous saves in his legendary career but this one has to be top three. In a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Hasek made an amazing blocker save. It still amazes me how he made this save and only Dominik Hasek could make this save look routine.

Moment #2 – Derek Plante OT Goal

Another epic Goathead Era moment came courtesy of Derek Plante. In Game 7 of the first round during the 1997 playoffs, the Sabres were taking on the Ottawa Senators. Both teams were in win or go home mode. Luckily for Buffalo, Plante played hero and sent Buffalo to the second round. Once again, we were treated to another legendary call courtesy of RJ.

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