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SABRES AND PENGUINS TO SPORT RETRO LOOK OUTDOORS

Friday, 11.09.2007 / 10:33 AM / 2008 NHL Winter Classic News
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SABRES AND PENGUINS TO SPORT RETRO LOOK OUTDOORS
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The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced  the  Buffalo  Sabres  and  Pittsburgh Penguins will wear vintage jerseys  during  the  AMP  Energy  NHL  Winter  Classic, the League’s first regular-season outdoor game in the United States.

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Buffalo  will  wear  the white version of the jersey worn by the club from  1978-79 through 1995-96, which features the familiar circular logo of the  charging  buffalo  over  crossed sabers. Pittsburgh will return to the powder  blue  version  worn  from  1968-69 through 1972-73.  This marks the first  time the Penguins will wear powder blue since switching to black and gold in 1980.  Both jerseys will be made of Rbk EDGE performance materials.

“The  Amp  Energy NHL Winter Classic is a great celebration of hockey returning  to  its  origins,” said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President Marketing,  NHL.  “Wearing  vintage  jerseys  for  this historic event is a unique  way  to  pay  tribute  to  years  past while acknowledging the rich history of the NHL and its clubs.”

"The  Penguins  are  proud  to honor our history and heritage in this unique  Winter Classic game,” said Pittsburgh Penguins team President David Morehouse.  “We  think it will be a great opportunity for our young players such  as  Sidney  Crosby  and Evgeni Malkin to wear these blue uniforms and establish a link with our teams of the 1960s and 70s."

"Wearing the classic white jersey is the perfect fit for a classic outdoor game," said Buffalo Sabres Managing Partner, Larry Quinn. "Our future retro jersey will be the dark blue sweater, so this maybe one of the last times our team wears this jersey. One more historic footnote to the game."

The  Winter  Classic  Vintage edition jerseys for both Pittsburgh and Buffalo are available now for purchase in replica form on Shop.NHL.com.

The  AMP  Energy  NHL  Winter  Classic will be played at Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills on New Year’s
Day,  2008.   NBC will provide live broadcast coverage of the historic game
in  the  U.S.  In  Canada, CBC and RDS will televise the event live.  Radio listeners can hear live coverage of the game on all Westwood One affiliates across the U.S. and Canada as well as on XM satellite radio (channel 204).

AMP  Energy is the official energy drink of the NHL and title sponsor of the event.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82