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What to expect on 2000s Night

Golisano ownership group to be honored in pregame ceremony on February 13

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

A "Scary Good" playoff run. A Presidents' Trophy. The first Winter Classic in our own backyard. 

2000s Night presented by KeyBank will honor those moments and more. Join us for the celebration on Thursday, Feb. 13 when the Buffalo Sabres take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. at KeyBank Center.

The Sabres will hold a pregame ceremony to honor the ownership of B. Thomas Golisano, who purchased the team in 2003. The Sabres were operated by the NHL at the time and Golisano's commitment saved the franchise from relocating. Golisano will be joined on the ice by Larry Quinn and Dan DiPofi, who were part of his ownership group.

The Presidents' Trophy, which the team won after posting a League-best 113 points in 2006-07, will be on display on the 100 level concourse for fans to take photos with pregame.

The following alumni are expected to attend, and a number of them will greet fans on the 100 level concourse and on the 200 level in the Seneca Sports Lounge before the game: 

Martin Biron
Eric Boulton
Daniel Briere
Brian Campbell
Tim Connolly
J-P Dumont
Paul Gaustad
Michal Grosek
Patrick Kaleta
Patrick Lalime
Adam Mair
Jay McKee
Daniel Paille
Andrew Peters
Jason Pominville
Michael Ryan
Rhett Warrener

(Alumni appearances are subject to change)

Video: Dumont rewatches OT winner against Ottawa

Tickets are on sale now. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a decade-themed pennant.  

Tweet from @BuffaloSabres: The first 10,000 fans at our game on Feb. 13 will receive a 2000s pennant! #Sabres50

Be in your seats early as the alumni will be honored on the ice prior to a special 2000s video open.

During the game, alumni will meet with the Season Ticket Holder of the Game, take part in a T-shirt toss, and receive a warm welcome back with video features and live interviews. Fans should also be ready for 2000s-themed scoring graphics and music from the decade. 

Video: Captains: Chris Drury and Daniel Briere

For those watching MSG's broadcast, Sabres Hall of Famer Danny Gare will return to the booth during the second period to provide guest color commentary with Rick Jeanneret and Rob Ray. 

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