RJ Forever: New episode of 'Beyond Blue and Gold' premieres Tuesday
Go behind the scenes of Rick Jeanneret's banner nightby Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com
A new episode of "Beyond Blue and Gold," premiering Tuesday night on Sabres.com and the Buffalo Sabres' official YouTube channel will take fans behind the scenes of one of the most memorable nights in franchise history.
"RJ Forever" presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York follows legendary Sabres play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret around KeyBank Center on the night his banner was unveiled in the rafters.
Game Preview | 5 things to know ahead of Sabres vs. Stars
Quinn to play 2nd NHL game in place of injured Okposoby Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com
Jack Quinn will be in the lineup when the Sabres host the Dallas Stars at KeyBank Center on Thursday.
Quinn - Buffalo's first-round selection (eighth overall) in the 2020 NHL Draft - made his NHL debut on Jan. 11 and tallied three shots. He was reassigned to Rochester the following day and has since tallied six goals and three assists in four games.
Tickets are available here.
Coverage on MSG begins at 6:30 p.m. Puck drop is scheduled for 7.
Here are five things to know going into tonight's game.
Sabres Classics: First game in Manhattan after 9/11
New episode of 'Beyond Blue and Gold' ties into Thursday's MSG re-broadcast of 2001 game against Rangersby Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com
It had been 27 days since the world changed. Terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 shook the nation and while the wounds were still fresh, a sense of normalcy finally began to creep back into everyone's lives.
In Manhattan, at the heart of the recovery, a hockey game played on October 7 helped with some of that healing. The Buffalo Sabres were set to play the Rangers in New York's home opener. It would be the first game of significance played on the island since the attacks.
In a sign of solidarity, the Sabres wore jerseys with a "New York" script across the front. Both teams' jerseys were then auctioned off, raising $215,000 for the Twin Towers Fund.
"There was only one team on the ice," Sabres play-by-play announcer Rick Jeanneret said. "The two teams were out there, but there was just one."
'Ray v. Domi' to re-air during select upcoming Sabres games
2-part 'Beyond Blue and Gold' episode sees former enforcers watch all 13 of their NHL fights against each otherby Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com
If you missed it the first time around, "Beyond Blue and Gold: Ray v. Domi" will air a few more times during select Buffalo Sabres broadcasts on MSG and Sabres home games on the video board at KeyBank Center.
The two-part documentary sees former enforcers Rob Ray and Tie Domi sit down with Sabres alumnus Andrew Peters to watch all 13 of their NHL fights against each other.
How to watch 'Beyond Blue and Gold: Ray v. Domi' this weekend
Two-part documentary will air Friday in-arena and during Saturday's MSG broadcast of Buffalo's road game against Torontoby Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak / Sabres.com
Rob Ray and Tie Domi went toe to toe 13 times in their NHL careers. Over the summer, the two sat down to review all those fights and look back at how the game has changed since their playing days.
With the Buffalo Sabres set to play the Toronto Maple Leafs in a home-and-home series this weekend, there isn't a better time to premiere "Beyond Blue and Gold: Ray v. Domi."
The two-part documentary will air Saturday night on MSG during the intermissions of the Sabres' road game against Toronto. Faceoff is at 7 p.m. with pregame coverage starting at 6:30.
Sabres recall Borgen from Rochester
Defenseman appeared in Amerks' win over Syracuse Saturdayby Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com
The Sabres have recalled defenseman William Borgen from Rochester.
Borgen was recalled Friday and served as the team's seventh defenseman in Detroit. He was assigned back to Rochester on Saturday and appeared in the Amerks' overtime victory in Syracuse.
Sharpen Up: Week of August 19, 2019
What you need to know this weekby Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber / Sabres.com
With only so much time left before we turn our collective attention toward the inside of a hockey rink, it's important to enjoy summer activities while you can - whether it's a backyard barbeque, a long walk along the beach, or even catching a baseball game on a weekend afternoon.
Way Beyond Blue and Gold: There's more story to tellby Michelle Girardi Zumwalt @chellegz / Sabres.com
We should do a BBG for the 10th anniversary of the Ottawa Brawl.
When it was first suggested, I hesitated, wondering if we could possibly do such a memorable moment justice in the few short weeks of production time dedicated to a typical episode of Beyond Blue and Gold.
Way Beyond Blue and Gold: The Ties That Bindby Brian Duff @duffersabres / Sabres.com
First and foremost, a huge thank you to all who have gone out of their way to mention to us how much they enjoyed the original "Maturation of Marcus" episode.
To say we were well-looked after for a couple of sunny summer days in Sudbury, Ontario would be an understatement.
Way Beyond Blue and Gold: In Her Shoesby Michelle Girardi Zumwalt @chellegz / Sabres.com
In this edition of Way Beyond Blue and Gold, Pegula Sports and Entertainment producer Michelle Girardi Zumwalt provides an inside look at the first episode of the new season.
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