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What to expect on '90s Night

Faceoff moved up to 1 p.m., Nearly two dozen alumni set to attend

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

The Buffalo Sabres will celebrate one of the most transformative decades in team history on Saturday. 

It's '90s Night presented by Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center as the Sabres take on the Florida Panthers at KeyBank Center. The opening faceoff has been moved to 1 p.m. so maybe it's actually '90s Day now. 

The 1990s will forever be remembered for overtime playoff goals by Brad May, Dave Hannan and Derek Plante, a 70-save performance in the playoffs by Dominik Hasek, 76 goals from Alexander Mogilny, the closing of The Aud, the debut of the red and black jerseys, the first game at what is now KeyBank Center, a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in 1999, and many more moments.

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

The following alumni are scheduled to attend the game:

Donald Audette
Matthew Barnaby
Stu Barnes
Doug Bodger
Jason Dawe
Dave Hannan
Grant Ledyard
Clint Malarchuk
Brad May
Jay McKee
Scott Metcalfe
Randy Moller
Craig Muni
Michael Peca
Derek Plante
Wayne Primeau
Rob Ray
Darryl Shannon
Richard Smehlik
Pierre Turgeon
Rick Vaive
Dixon Ward

Alumni appearances are subject to change

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A number of alumni will greet fans in the concourse before the game. Be in your seats early as the alumni will be honored on the ice prior to a special '90s video open.

During the game, alumni will honor the Season Ticket Holder of the Game, take part in a T-shirt toss, and be featured video montages and live interviews. Enjoy decade-themed scoring graphics and music from the 1990s as well.

Clint Malarchuk will be signing copies of his book "A Matter of Inches" in the Buffalo Sabres New Era Team Store during the first intermission.

Check out a gallery of photos from the 1990s here.

Jim Lorentz will also be back in the booth during the second period to provide guest color commentary with Rick Jeanneret and Rob Ray on MSG. Lorentz, who was inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame for his contributions as a player, was a member of the broadcast team for 26 years.

And during the intermissions in arena, catch a special re-airing of "Beyond Blue and Gold: Ray v. Domi." Former enforcers Rob Ray and Tie Domi sat down to watch all 13 of their NHL fights against each other, reminiscing about what you could argue was one of the best hockey rivalries of the '90s.

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