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“SABRES STANDBY” PROGRAM OFFERS FANS CHANCE AT LAST-MINUTE GAME TICKETS

Wednesday, 02.13.2013 / 10:00 AM / News
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\u201CSABRES STANDBY\u201D PROGRAM OFFERS FANS CHANCE\r\nAT LAST-MINUTE GAME TICKETS
BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 13, 2013) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the launch of a new program that offers fans a chance to purchase last-minute tickets to the team\u2019s home games at First Niagara Center. The \u201CSabres Standby\u201D program will give fans an opportunity to be part of a queue of potential ticket-buyers that are eligible to purchase from a limited quantity of tickets for Sabres home games. Starting at 7 p.m. today, fans can sign up to be part of the queue for Friday\u2019s home game versus the Boston Bruins.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (February 13, 2013) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the launch of a new program that offers fans a chance to purchase last-minute tickets to the team’s home games at First Niagara Center. The “Sabres Standby” program will give fans an opportunity to be part of a queue of potential ticket-buyers that are eligible to purchase from a limited quantity of tickets for Sabres home games. Starting at 7 p.m. today, fans can sign up to be part of the queue for Friday’s home game versus the Boston Bruins.

As part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, every NHL team is required to reserve an increased number of tickets for players, referees and league officials. When these tickets go unused, they become available for purchase the day of the scheduled home game. The Sabres Standby program was designed as an efficient way to alert fans to these additional tickets and gives them the opportunity to purchase last-minute tickets for games that may have been sold out for weeks.

To be eligible for the Sabres Standby program, fans will be required to sign up at www.sabres.com/standby. While Sabres Standby will be available for all home games, fans will only be able to sign up beginning 48 hours prior to each desired home game. Enrollment will consist of providing verified contact information, first and second option seating locations, desired price range and number of tickets requested. After enrolling, patrons will be sent a confirmation message with further instructions on when they will be contacted with potential ticket options.

Once the ticket holds have been lifted on the day of the desired home game, fans enrolled in the Sabres Standby program will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis with information on how to complete their order. Patrons who are selected will have a 30-minute window to accept or reject the ticket order and orders will be filled until the entire ticket inventory is exhausted. As a reference point, tickets for home games with a 7 p.m. start time should be released that afternoon by 1 p.m.

A Sabres customer service representative will serve as a game-day concierge to assist with the process and a dedicated phone line will be available for patrons to respond to Sabres Standby inquiries.

The first Sabres home game to utilize this new program will be the team’s game against Boston on Friday, Feb. 15. Fans can begin enrolling in Sabres Standby, beginning at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, to become eligible to purchase the limited number of remaining tickets for Friday’s game.

More information on the program and the Sabres Standby process can be found by visiting www.sabres.com/standby.

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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