Buffalo Sabres: 3 nationally televised games you must watch in 2022

Apr 5, 2022; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach Dan Granato watches his team play during the second period against the Carolina Hurricanes at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 5, 2022; Buffalo, New York, USA; Buffalo Sabres head coach Dan Granato watches his team play during the second period against the Carolina Hurricanes at KeyBank Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Buffalo Sabres will play in twelve nationally-televised games in 2022-23. Here are three games you must tune in for this fall. 

Since we know when the Buffalo Sabres will appear on national television, it’s time to choose which of the five games televised in 2022 are the most notable. The five games are as follows:

  1. vs Pittsburgh Penguins – November 2nd/7:30pm; TNT
  2. at Carolina Hurricanes – November 4th/7pm; ESPN+/Hulu
  3. at Detroit Red Wings – November 30th/7pm; TNT
  4. at Columbus Blue Jackets – December 7th/7:30pm; TNT
  5. at Columbus Blue Jackets – December 27th/7:30pm; ESPN+/Hulu

Additionally, the Sabres will have seven more nationally-televised games in 2023. And in a separate piece, we will cover those contests. So now it bodes the question: Which three of the five games listed above are the most intriguing? Keep reading for more and have a marker nearby because you will want to mark your calendars for this one.

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Dec 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Buffalo Sabres right wing Kyle Okposo (21) moves the puck against Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Danton Heinen (43) during the first period at PPG Paints Arena. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports /

Top three nationally-televised Buffalo Sabres games to watch in 2022: Game #1 – vs Pittsburgh Penguins, November 2nd/7:30pm TNT

It seems like, no matter how stable the Penguins are or how unstable the Buffalo Sabres have been, playing the Pens is always an intriguing matchup. And somehow, some way, the Penguins have kept a solid core of players, which is something the Sabres are striving to emulate.

Further, this matchup symbolizes a game between one of the older, more established teams in hockey against a younger, upstart squad in the Sabres. And while the Penguins once again figure to contend for a playoff spot this season, the Sabres are merely interested in progress.

Despite the discrepancy in experience here, the the last time these two teams met, the Sabres won in a thriller. And with the home crowd at their backs, this game once again has all the makings of a potential upset. Tune in to see how the Sabres fare in their first game on national television in 2022-23.