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KEVIN SYLVESTER AND DANNY GARE TO CALL SELECT SABRES ROAD GAMES ON MSG

Thursday, 06.16.2011 / 1:59 PM / News
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KEVIN SYLVESTER AND DANNY GARE TO CALL SELECT SABRES ROAD GAMES ON MSG
Buffalo Sabres President Ted Black announced today that Kevin Sylvester and Danny Gare will fill in for the broadcast team of Rick Jeanneret and Harry Neale during the games they will miss with their new reduced schedule. Jeanneret and Neale will only work home games and a reduced road schedule of approximately 10-15 games. Sylvester and Gare’s road game schedule will be determined once the 2011-12 NHL regular season schedule is released later this summer.

“Of the numerous applicants we received for these positions, we realized that our most qualified candidates came from within,” said Black. “Both Kevin and Danny have a familiarity with the players and the organization, and there is also an existing comfort level with our fans. These were important factors in our decision making process.”

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to call away games for this exciting team,” said Sylvester. “I have tremendous respect for RJ’s mastery of Sabres play-by-play, and am happy that he will continue. I’m also excited to share the booth with Danny Gare, whose experience and knowledge of the game will be great assets to all Sabres fans.”

“This is a very exciting opportunity for me, and I’m looking forward to getting back into the fold with the Sabres organization,” says Gare. “I think Kevin is a very good broadcaster, and our styles will complement each other well. I feel we’ll make a great team.”

Gare was a second-round draft pick of the Sabres in 1974, and played eight of his 14 NHL seasons in Buffalo. Gare collected 500 points (267+233) in 503 games with the Sabres, including 50-goal seasons in 1975-76 (50) and 1979-80 (56). Gare’s number 18 was retired by the Sabres, and raised to the rafters on November 22, 2005.

Sylvester has been part of the Sabres broadcast team since 2005 as a host, but has also done some play-play-play during Jeanneret’s scheduled vacations during the past few seasons. 

Rob Ray will join Jeanneret and Neale in the booth for their road games, a role he has served in several times over the past two seasons.

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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