The Sabres came into the NHL as an expansion team in 1970 and went to the playoffs for the first time during the 1972-73 season. Led by the play of Hall of Famers Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Rick Martin, who made up the famous "French Connection" line, the team made it to the Stanley Cup Finals against the Philadelphia Flyers two years later. The series was notable for the "Fog Game" when the temperature inside Memorial Auditorium, the Sabres former home, rose to such a level that fog appeared over the ice. The next time the Sabres made the Stanley Cup finals was in 1999. The team, led by Coach Lindy Ruff, lost to the Dallas Stars in a series that went six games. The young stars of the Sabres have been competing at a high level to end the drought of not making the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. Get your Sabres tickets at StubHub.
How big is KeyBank Center?
The 18,690 seat KeyBank Center opened in 1996 as the Marine Midland Arena. There are 80 suites available and 5,000 club seats.
How much are Buffalo Sabres tickets?
The Sabres use an analytical method when pricing tickets. Rival teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins tickets go at a higher rate than tickets for nonconference games. Check at StubHub for the best ticket prices.
What are the top games this year for the Sabres?
The games against division rival Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadians are always among the most anticipated of the year. In addition, the 2019 Stanley Cup winners, the Washington Capitals, will be visiting the Sabres along with the Dallas Stars who beat the Sabres in the 1999 Stanley Cup finals. Nikita Kucherov, the 2018-19 points leader, will be visiting along with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
What was the Buffalo Sabres record last season?
The Sabres started the season by going on a 10-win streak during the month of November that excited fans throughout the City of Buffalo and elsewhere. The team slid back as the season went on and finished 33-39-10 for 76 points. While the young Sabres team showed signs of improvement over the teams from the past few years, it missed the playoffs for the seventh straight year.
Who are some notable players from the Buffalo Sabres?
Jack Eichel was the No. 2 overall draft pick in the NHL entry draft in 2015. In his short career, Eichel has scored 114 goals and 170 assists for 284 points in a little over four seasons. Sam Reinhart was the second overall pick in the 2014 draft, and he has scored 95 goals and 127 assists in his short career. Jeff Skinner is a top-line scorer who was obtained through a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2018. Rasmus Dahlin, the No. 1 draft pick in the 2018 draft, leads the defense along with Rasmus Ristolainen in 2019. Goalie Carter Hutton has enjoyed a high save percentage with several shutouts since he joined the team in 2018.Back to Top