Buffalo Sabres Schedule & Tickets

2021 Buffalo Sabres schedule and tickets. View home games at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY. and away game dates by day, week, an opponent, day games, night games. View the upcoming schedule and get great NHL Buffalo Sabres Hockey ticket deals.

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  • Buffalo Sabres Opponents
  • Upcoming Buffalo Sabres NHL games
  • Buffalo Sabres day games
  • Buffalo Sabres night games
  • Buffalo Sabres weekday games
  • Buffalo Sabres weekend games
  • Shop for Buffalo Sabres NHL tickets

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About the Buffalo Sabres Hockey Team

The Buffalo Sabres are a National Hockey League team (NHL) that plays their home games at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY. They play in the Atlantic division of the Eastern Conference. Other NHL teams in the same division include the Florida PanthersToronto Maple LeafsBoston BruinsMontreal CanadiansTampa Bay LightningOttawa Senators, and the Detroit Red Wings.

The Buffalo Sabres have been an NHL team since 1970. That year, the league was expanding to 14 teams and they chose the Sabres as one of the league's expansion teams. Punch Imlach was hired as the head coach and General Manager and the team played its first official NHL game on October 10th, 1970 vs. the Pittsburgh Penguins. They would go on to win that game 2-1 and would start the season with a 1-0 record. Being a young expansion team would soon catch up to them as they ultimately would finish the season with a losing record of 24-39-15 and fail to make the playoffs. The following 1971-72 season actually was worse as the Sabres only managed to win 16 games. Head Coach Punch Imlach suffered a heart attack during that year and assistant coach Joe Crozier took over as interim coach of the team. After that season, Imlach stepped down as head coach because of health reasons but stayed on as general manager. With that decision, Imlach made Crozier the team's new head coach starting in the 1972-73 season. Crozier was able to lead the team to their first-ever franchise playoff birth that year, as the team finished with a 37-27-14 record.  Through the years, The Sabres have managed to make the playoffs a total of 29 times but in recent seasons have failed miserably as the team has not made the playoffs since the 2010-11 season when they were knocked out in the first round.

Buffalo Sabres Playoff Appearances

The recent playoff drought that the Buffalo Sabers are in from 2012-2020 is definitely out of the ordinary for the franchise. The longest the Sabers had ever gone before this without making the playoffs was 3 seasons, from 2002 - 2004. In the 29 seasons that they did make the playoffs, they were defeated in the first round a little over half the time with 15 first-round exits. Here is a list of the years that the Sabres have made the playoffs.

  • 1975
  • 1976
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979
  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982
  • 1983
  • 1984
  • 1985
  • 1988
  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993
  • 1994
  • 1995
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 1999
  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2226
  • 2007
  • 2010
  • 2011

Buffalo Sabres Stanley Cup Finals Appearances

The Sabres have only managed to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals twice in franchise history and in each of those appearances they came out on the losing end, meaning that they have never been able to win the Stanley Cup for the city of Buffalo. They made their first appearance in just their 5th season in the league in 1975. After finishing the 1974-75 regular season with a very impressive 49-16-15 record, Buffalo breezed through the quarter-finals of the playoffs vs. the Chicago Blackhawks, winning the series 4-1. They would then go on to defeat the Montreal Canadians 4-2 in the next round to earn their first-ever trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. In the Finals, they were defeated 4-2 by the Philadelphia Flyers.

It would take the Sabres another 24 seasons to make it to the Stanley Cup Finals again. The 1998-99 Sabres team finished the regular season with a 37-28-17 record and faced off against the Ottawa Senators in round one and they swept the series 4-0. Buffalo would then defeat the Boston Bruins 4-2 in round 2 before defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs in 5 games 4-1 and earning the franchise their 2nd trip to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they would play the Dallas Stars. Facing Dallas for the Stanley Cup Trophy would prove to be the toughest battle of that season as the Stars were able to defeat the Sabers in 6 games of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals 4-2. and the Sabres have not been back to the Finals again. 


Going to a Buffalo Sabres Hockey Game

If you are making your way to the Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY. to see a Buffalo Sabres hockey game, there are some things that you should know to prepare yourself for your visit. 

      1. Arrive early: For Buffalo Sabres hockey games, the Keybank Center opens its doors 2 hours before the game time to 100 level of the Arena for concessions.  Fans are not allowed into the seating area to go to their seats until 1 hour before game time. Get there early to avoid late-arriving crowds and see pre-game Sabres Warm-ups.
      2. Dress Warm. This is a Buffalo Sabres hockey game that you will be attending and it could get quite cold inside the Keybank Center. It is better to have an extra sweatshirt and not need it than to need a sweatshirt and not have one.
      3. Do not try to get up during a play:  During a Buffalo Sabres game at Keybank Center, If you need to go to the restroom, or you are getting up for concessions, wait until play has stopped. Nothing irritates other Buffalo Sabres fans more than having to get up for someone trying to pass by their seats when play is in action.
      4. Check out the Sabres Store: Located in the Pavilion at KeyBank Center, the Sabres Store is the team store and the place to go for all of your Buffalo Sabres apparel and Merchandise.
      5. Share your Buffalo Sabres game experience: Share Pics and videos on our Instagram page. #closeseats


Buffalo Sabres Schedule Information


How Many Games do the Buffalo Sabres Play in a Season?

The Buffalo Sabres play 82 regular-season games a year on schedule.  The NHL hockey regular season usually begins in October and ends in April with a majority of the games scheduled during the winter months. We will break down the Buffalo Sabres season opponents, game dates, and game times. 


How Many Home Games do the Buffalo Sabres Play?

The Buffalo Sabres play 41 of their 82 regular-season games at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY. on each year's regular-season schedule.


What Time do the Buffalo Sabres Play?

The start time for any Buffalo Sabres hockey game all depends on the day of the week and the city they are playing in. Home games for the Buffalo Sabres at the Keybank Center usually have the puck drop at around 7:00 PM for night games. You can check the Buffalo Sabres schedule above for each and every upcoming NHL game start time.


What Channel do the Buffalo Sabres play on?

MSG Networks will broadcast a majority of the Buffalo Sabres games on TV for the upcoming season.


Buffalo Sabres Ticket Information


How to Find Buffalo Sabres Tickets on CloseSeats

Tickets to see the Buffalo Sabres are available with the lowest prices located at the top of our ticket listings and the highest-priced tickets at the bottom of our ticket listings. You will find tickets to every section of every NHL hockey arena on CloseSeats and you may click on that section on our Keybank Center interactive seating charts to see available seats and prices for that specific section.

All Buffalo Sabres ticket sales are 100% guaranteed and will be in the section and row that you purchase.


How to Buy Buffalo Sabres Tickets 

      1. Browse our Buffalo Sabres schedule for the game that you would like to attend
      2. Choose the tickets for the Buffalo Sabres from our inventory
      3. proceed to checkout
      4. You will get an email on how to download your Buffalo Sabres tickets or receive an estimated shipping date. 


How Much do Buffalo Sabres tickets cost?

At CloseSeats, Buffalo Sabres ticket prices can be found for above and below the face value of the ticket. For games at Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY. the seat location will have a big impact on the cost of the tickets. The Minimum price for a Buffalo Sabres ticket on CloseSeats.com is $6.00. No tickets can be bought or sold for under $6.00  


Do I Need to Print my Tickets?

No. The Buffalo Sabres, along with all NHL teams, will only allow mobile ticket gate entry to their games.


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