BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 16, 2012) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that MSG will air a night of Sabres programming on Oct. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. with the airing of “Buffalo Sabres: French Connection Statue Unveiling,” followed by a special re-airing of the Sabres’ classic “May Day” game from the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The programs will be televised on MSG in the Buffalo and Rochester markets and carried on MSG Plus in other markets, including Syracuse.
The “Buffalo Sabres: French Connection Statue Unveiling” program was recorded during the Oct. 12 ceremony honoring the famed Sabres forward line with a statue outside of First Niagara Center. It features the night’s full proceedings, including speeches and interviews with Gilbert Perreault, Rene Robert and Cory Martin, the son of the late Rick Martin, as well as Sabres owner Terry Pegula. In addition to all the speeches and interviews, the broadcast will include special features highlighting the French Connection and the night of events surrounding the unveiling. Sabres broadcasters Brian Duff and Danny Gare serve as hosts of the program, with Rob Ray providing the interviews with the ceremony’s guests.
At 8 p.m., MSG will broadcast a special two-hour re-airing of the Sabres’ classic “May Day” game from the 1993 Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Boston Bruins. The game, in which Sabres forward Brad May scored the game-winning goal in overtime, clinched a series sweep of the Bruins and remains as a one of the most memorable wins in Sabres franchise history. The telecast will feature special commentary from former Sabres forward Pat LaFontaine, who played in the game and assisted May’s now-famous goal.