Buffalo Sabres

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Buffalo Sabres
First Season
Team History
Buffalo Sabres (1970-present)
National Hockey League (1970-present)
  • Eastern Conference (1993-present)
    • Atlantic Division (2013-present)
    • Northeast Division (1993-2013)
  • Wales Conference (1974-93)
    • Adams Division (1974-93)
  • East Division (1970-74)
KeyBank Center (1996-present)
Buffalo Memorial Auditorium (1970-96)
Key People
Players • Head Coaches • Executives

The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team was established in 1970, along with the Vancouver Canucks, when the league expanded to 14 teams.


Home programs by season

Season/Date Type Opponent Venue
1971-72 Regular Season n/a Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
1972-73 Regular Season n/a Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Postseason Montreal Canadiens Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
January 3, 1980 Super Series Moscow Central Red Army Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
1982-83 Regular Season n/a Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
1997-98 Regular Season n/a Marine Midland Arena
1998-99 Stanley Cup Finals Dallas Stars Marine Midland Arena
2000-01 Postseason Philadelphia Flyers HSBC Arena
March 6, 2003 Regular Season Toronto Maple Leafs HSBC Arena
2013-14 Regular Season San Jose Sharks First Niagara Center
2017-18 Winter Classic New York Rangers Citi Field

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1970-71 • 1975-76 • 1976-77 • 1977-78 • 1978-79 • 1979-80
1980s 1980-81 • 1981-82 • 1983-84 • 1985-86 • 1986-87 • 1987-88 • 1989-90
1990s 1999-2000
2000s 2000-01 • 2001-02 • 2006-07
2010s 2015-16 • 2016-17 • 2017-18 • 2018-19 • 2019-20
2020s 2020-21


1970s 1971-72 • 1974-75 • 1975-76 • 1976-77 • 1977-78 • 1978-79 • 1979-80
1990s 1991-92 • 1997-98
2010s 2016-17 • 2018-19
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National Hockey League (2020-21)
Eastern Conference Atlantic Metropolitan
Boston Bruins (TD Garden)
Buffalo Sabres (KeyBank Center)
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Florida Panthers (FLA Live Arena)
Montreal Canadiens (Bell Centre)
Ottawa Senators (Canadian Tire Centre)
Tampa Bay Lightning (Amalie Arena)
Toronto Maple Leafs (Scotiabank Arena)
Carolina Hurricanes (PNC Arena)
Columbus Blue Jackets (Nationwide Arena)
New Jersey Devils (Prudential Center)
New York Islanders (Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum)
New York Rangers (Madison Square Garden)
Philadelphia Flyers (Wells Fargo Center)
Pittsburgh Penguins (PPG Paints Arena)
Washington Capitals (Capital One Arena)
Western Conference Central Pacific
Chicago Blackhawks (United Center)
Colorado Avalanche (Ball Arena)
Dallas Stars (American Airlines Center)
Nashville Predators (Bridgestone Arena)
Minnesota Wild (Xcel Energy Center)
St. Louis Blues (Enterprise Center)
Winnipeg Jets (Bell MTS Place)
Anaheim Ducks (Honda Center)
Arizona Coyotes (Gila River Arena)
Calgary Flames (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Edmonton Oilers (Rogers Place)
Los Angeles Kings (Staples Center)
San Jose Sharks (SAP Center at San Jose)
Vancouver Canucks (Rogers Arena)
Vegas Golden Knights (T-Mobile Arena)
Defunct Franchises Cleveland Barons • Hamilton Tigers • Montreal Maroons • New York Americans • Ottawa Senators • Philadelphia Quakers
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