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Thursday, 05.12.2011 / 3:00 PM / NHL PREMIERE SERIES
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The Buffalo Sabres have partnered with AAA Western & Central New York to offer Sabres fans a unique travel opportunity when the team opens the 2011-12 NHL season in Germany as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere Games.

The six-night trip runs from October 2-9, and includes stops in Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin. The Sabres will play an exhibition game against Adler Mannheim at SAP Arena in Mannheim on October 4. They will then travel to Berlin to face the Los Angeles Kings in a regular season game on October 8 at the O2 World Arena. Fans will also have the opportunity to spend a full day in Munich on October 6 to explore the city’s rich history.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with AAA Western & Central New York to create this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our fans to join us in Germany this October,” said Sabres President Ted Black. “Sabres Nation travels well throughout North America in the regular season, and I expect this trip to be no different.”

“Both the Sabres and AAA have a long history of being part of the fabric of our community,” said David Gevanthor, Vice President/Travel for AAA Western & Central New York. “We, at AAA, are pleased to collaborate with the Sabres to provide travel arrangements for fans to experience this unique opportunity.”

For just $1699 per person (double occupancy), the trip includes: six nights accommodations, transportation to all planned events, tickets to both games, breakfast daily, along with special planned team events. All applicable taxes and fees are included. Airfare and trip insurance are not included. Space is limited.

There is also an optional tour that can be added to the package, allowing fans to fly to Helsinki, Finland, for the team’s season opener on October 7 versus Anaheim at the Hartwall Areena. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 800-242-4244, OR CLICK HERE



OCTOBER 2 – DEPARTURE FROM THE USA



OCTOBER 3 – ARRIVAL IN FRANKFURT, GERMANY
Just 20 minutes from Manheim, Heidelberg is home to the oldest university in Germany and has endless streets lined with Baroque buildings. With the Fourteenth-century Heidelberg Castle as the symbolic heart of the city, Heidelberg’s history will be sure to charm any visitors.
 

OCTOBER 4 – SABRES VS. MANNHEIM



OCTOBER 5 – DRIVE TO MUNICH VIA THE ROMANTIC ROAD
Stop in Rothenburg en route. One of Germany's best-preserved walled towns, Rothenburg is one of Germany’s medieval gems.  In the Middle Ages, when Frankfurt and Munich were just wide spots in the road, Rothenburg was Germany's second-largest city, with a whopping population of 6,000. Today it is one of Europe's most exciting medieval towns, enjoying tremendous tourist popularity and hosting a wealth of  history and culture.



OCTOBER 6 – DAY ON OWN TO EXPLORE MUNICH
Munich is a city of palaces and public parks, art and coats of arms, Oktoberfest and oompah bands. See the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, and the many historical sites throughout this beautiful.  And of course, no Munich visit would be complete without meeting strangers while drinking the local brew at a beer garden



OCTOBER 7 – DEPART BY TRAIN FOR OVERNIGHT IN BERLIN
The start of the 2011-12 season kicks off as the Buffalo Sabres take on the Anaheim Ducks in Helsinki, Finland on October 7, 2011.

(Fly to Helsinki for Buffalo Sabres vs. Anaheim Ducks with overnight in Helsinki. Return flight to Berlin on October 8, 2011 to join group.)



OCTOBER 8 – SABRES VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS
The East and West conferences clash as the Buffalo Sabres take on the Los Angles Kings on October 8 in Berlin Germany.



OCTOBER 9 – RETURN TO USA


INCLUDED:
  • (6) nights accommodations
  • Transportation to all planned events
  • (2) game tickets with optional Helsinki game & flight
  • Breakfast daily
  • Special team events to be determined by the Buffalo Sabres organization
  • All applicable taxes and fees
NOT INCLUDED:
  • Airfare
  • Insurance
  • Meals not listed in itinerary

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
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

STATS

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