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Highlights from the Sabres' 2019-20 schedule

Key dates, 50th season celebrations and more

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

It's time to celebrate 50 years of Buffalo Sabres hockey.

The Sabres revealed their schedule for 2019-20 on Tuesday, including an early look at the festivities planned for the team's Golden Season. Let's look at some of the highlights. 

Click here to view the full schedule 

Saturday, August 17 - Fan Fest / 5.0K Race

Sabres alumni will be in attendance to kick off the Golden Season celebration with a Fan Fest in Alumni Plaza. The day will include live music and activities for family and children. 

In addition to Fan Fest, the Sabres are hosting a 5.0K race that will run through downtown Buffalo and end at KeyBank Center. The team is also offering a Kids Fun Run option, with a post-race party and awards ceremony to follow in Alumni Plaza. 

Registration for the 5.0K race costs $30, which includes a race shirt and a pair of tickets to a 2019-20 preseason game. Season ticket holders will receive an email with a code for $10 off the 5.0K race. Participation for the Kids Fun Run costs $10. 

All proceeds will benefit the Sabres Foundation. Click here to register. 

Saturday, October 5 vs. New Jersey - Opening Night 

Team captains from throughout the Sabres' history will be invited to take part in a pregame ceremony prior to the team's home opener against the New Jersey Devils. Fans in attendance will receive a commemorative 50th season T-shirt.


Monday, October 14 vs. Dallas 

The Sabres host the Stars for a Columbus Day matinee at 3 p.m., the first of eight afternoon games at KeyBank Center this season. Here's the full list: 

Monday, Oct. 14 vs. Dallas - 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 vs. Los Angeles - 1 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 vs. Vancouver - 1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1 vs Columbus - 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9 vs. Anaheim - 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23 vs. Winnipeg - 3 p.m.
Saturday, March 21 vs. Chicago - 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 vs. New York Rangers - 3 p.m.

Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9 vs. Tampa Bay - Global Series

The Sabres will play a pair of games at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden as part of the NHL's 2019 Global Series. The matchup will see Rasmus Dahlin take the ice in his home country against fellow Swedish defenseman Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning. Click here for tickets.


Wednesday, November 27 vs. Calgary and Friday, November 29 vs. Toronto  

The Sabres once again host a pair of games around Thanksgiving, including their first meeting of the season with the rival Toronto Maple Leafs.


Monday, December 2 vs. New Jersey - Founders' Night 

The Sabres will commemorate their founding on the 50-year anniversary of the date on which Buffalo was officially awarded an NHL franchise.


Tuesday, January 28 vs. Ottawa

The Sabres return from the All-Star break to open a season-long, five-game homestand at KeyBank Center, including matchups with Ottawa, Montreal, Columbus, Colorado and Detroit.


Saturday, April 4 vs. Philadelphia - Fan Appreciation Night

The team will hold its annual Fan Appreciation Night as it concludes the regular season against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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