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Sharpen Up: All the Sabres news you need to know on October 30, 2019

Buffalo returns to practice with back-to-back games coming up this weekend

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

Practice days have been a rare occurrence so far this season for the Buffalo Sabres. But with three days between games this week, they'll take the ice to get back to fundamentals. 

The team will skate today and tomorrow before heading out to Washington for a road game on Friday. 

Then it's '70s Night at KeyBank Center as the Sabres take on the New York Islanders at KeyBank Center. Tickets for the game are on sale now.

Here's what you need to know.


Getting ready for '70s Night

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: We're bringing back some of the best Sabres moments from the 70s! Don't miss it this Saturday:

Over 20 alumni from the team's first decade of existence are set to attend Saturday's game. The list currently includes:

Gerry Meehan 
John Gould
Jim Lorentz
Rene Robert
Don Luce
Larry Carriere
Rick Dudley
Jim Schoenfeld
Jerry Korab
Bill Hajt
Paul McIntosh
Morris Titanic
Gerry Desjardins
Fred Stanfield
Danny Gare
Terry Martin
Derek Smith
Don Edwards
Ric Seiling
Tony McKegney
Mike Robitaille

Prior to the game, alumni will greet fans in the 100 Level and will then be welcomed onto the ice before the opening faceoff. Equipment manager Rip Simonick, who is in his 50th year on the team's staff, will also be recognized.

The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a 1970s-themed Sabres pennant as well.

Want to remember some of the great moments and players of the decade? Check out this exclusive photo gallery.

Click here for more info.

Amerks host Providence tonight

The Rochester Americans have been working overtime early on this season.

From our weekly Amerks Update

The Amerks are one of only two AHL teams (Hartford) this year to appear in at least five games that have been decided in overtime and are one of just two teams (Colorado) to have won two games in overtime as well as a shootout.

Rochester has earned 12 out of a possible 18 points through its first nine games of the season. All but two have been one-goal games, including three wins beyond regulation.

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