Buffalo Sabres in History

Events in Sport

  • 1969-12-02 Two years after doubling its size from six to 12, the NHL announces 2 new teams would be joining the League the following year; Buffalo Sabres and Vancouver Canucks
  • 1974-12-05 1st Wash Cap penalty shot, Tom Williams unsuccessful vs Buff Sabres
  • 1975-05-27 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • 1975-12-21 Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57
  • 1981-03-18 Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)
  • 1981-03-19 Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs 14-4
  • 1984-01-23 Buffalo Sabres win NHL record 10th straight road game
  • 1989-03-22 Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat.
  • 1994-04-27 7th longest NHL game at 125 min 43 sec: Buffalo Sabres beat New Jersey Devils 1-0 on a goal by Dave Hannan
  • 1998-06-04 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Washington Capitals beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 2
  • 1999-05-31 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Buffalo Sabres beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-06-19 Stanley Cup: Dallas Stars defeat Buffalo Sabres 4-2, Brett Hull clinches series with controversial "No Goal"

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • 2006-06-01 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 3
  • 2007-05-19 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Ottawa Senators beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 1

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1949-11-18 Ted Sator, NHL coach (NY Rangers, Buffalo Sabres), born in Utica, New York
  • 1959-06-02 Charlie Huddy, Oshawa, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1961-11-26 Dave Hannan, Sudbury, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche)
  • 1963-04-16 Garry Galley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1964-08-09 Yuri Khmylev, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia

Person of interestPat LaFontaine

1965-02-22 Pat LaFontaine, NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine
  • 1966-01-07 Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1966-04-05 Brent Hughes, American NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in New Westminster, California
  • 1968-06-08 Rob Ray, Belleville, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1968-06-21 Darryl Shannon, Barrie, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1969-03-30 Mark Astley, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres), born in Calgary, Alberta
  • 1969-08-31 Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Olympic silver 1998)
  • 1969-12-19 Scott Pearson, Cornwall, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1971-01-17 Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1971-03-08 Bob Boughner, Windsor, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1971-11-29 Brad May, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1973-05-04 Matthew Barnaby, Canadian NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1973-05-29 Jason Dawe, North York, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1974-03-26 Mike Peca, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1975-02-26 Mike Wilson, Brampton, NHL defenseman (Buffalo Sabres)
  • 1975-06-01 Michal Grosek, Gottwaldov Cze, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)