5 – March 30th vs. Toronto
We will see if the Buffalo Sabres new policies prevent Toronto Maple Leafs fans from invading the place for a matchup that could easily have playoff implications. And chances are, the Sabres and Maple Leafs will have already played in a few heated matchups by this point.
Although there isn’t as much stability north of the border, the Maple Leafs will remain a tough team for as long as Auston Matthews is in a blue and white uniform. And as far as 2023-24 goes, look for Matthews and the Leafs to compete for a top playoff spot along with the Florida Panthers, potentially the Lightning, and perhaps even our Sabres.
Overall, there are plenty of nationally-televised matchups to look forward to this season. But these five stand out more than any other. Expect a couple of instant classics from the above contests – especially those Vegas and Toronto Games.
Source: Sabres to appear 15 times on national broadcasts in 2023-24 by Jourdon LaBarber, Sabres.com