From the first faceoff to the Fog Game. From the victory over the Soviet Wings to Danny Gare and Rick Martin's race to 50 goals. There were plenty of memorable moments for the Buffalo Sabres in the 1970s.
So find a leisure suit and dust off those old platform shoes because Saturday, Nov. 2 is '70s Night presented by Fallsview Casino Resort. The Sabres will host the New York Islanders at KeyBank Center and celebrate the first decade of team history.
Over 20 alumni will be back in town for the game. The list currently includes:
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.
There will be a band playing your favorite '70s tunes in the Labatt Blue Zone and also on the 100 Level, be sure to also check out team memorabilia from the decade that will be on display. Just make sure you're in your seats early for those alumni introductions and a special video open.
Fans are, of course, encouraged to dress in '70s attire.
Tickets for the game are on sale now.
Our broadcast team will be throwing it back as well. They'll be rocking gold blazers that early Sabres hockey broadcasts became known for. Tune in starting at 6:30 p.m. on MSG. Faceoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.