|Original Face Off (Buffalo Sabres) |
The Buffalo Sabres announced today they will be celebrating the team’s 40th anniversary this Friday night – 40 years to the day of Buffalo’s first home game against the Montreal Canadiens on October 15, 1970. Game time vs. Montreal is 7:30 p.m., and tickets are still available.
The Sabres will wear their new white jerseys at home for the first time this season, and the Canadiens will wear their traditional red home jerseys. The pre-game festivities will include a ceremonial faceoff featuring former Sabres captain Floyd Smith and Canadiens legend Henri Richard. Smith was part of the ceremonial faceoff at opening night in 1970. Renowned tenor Ronan Tynan will perform the Star Spangled Banner for the first time ever at a sporting event, and former Sabres public address announcer Milt Ellis will also appear throughout the night making several in-game announcements.
For just $5, fans will be able to purchase a limited edition game program that was designed to replicate the Sabres Game Night magazine from 1970. There will also be a commemorative lapel pin ($7) and game puck ($5) available for sale in the Sabres Store.Family packs
are also available for this game. For $249, each pack includes: four (4) 300 Level II tickets, four (4) hot dogs, four (4) sodas, four (4) boxes of popcorn and a free parking voucher.