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BUFFALO SABRES ANNOUNCE 2013-14 REGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE

Sabres’ season opens at Detroit on Oct. 2; Home-opener set for Oct. 4 vs. Ottawa

Friday, 07.19.2013 / 1:12 PM / News
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BUFFALO SABRES ANNOUNCE 2013-14\r\nREGULAR-SEASON SCHEDULE
Sabres announce 2013-14 regular-season schedule

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 19, 2013) --- The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League today announced the team’s 2013-14 regular-season schedule. The variable pricing designations and box office pricing for individual games will be released at a later date.

The team’s season-opener is scheduled for Oct. 2 against the Red Wings, a new Eastern Conference and divisional foe, in Detroit. The Sabres then return to Buffalo for the team’s home-opener against another division rival, the Ottawa Senators, on Oct. 4 at First Niagara Center.

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The Sabres will play on consecutive nights a franchise-low 13 times in 2013-14 after leading the league in back-to-back sets during each of the last two full-length seasons (2011-12, 2010-11). In the team’s 42-season history, the Sabres have averaged 20 back-to-back sets per year in full-length seasons. Since the 2004-05 lockout, they have played the most in the league.

After a league-wide conference realignment was agreed upon this offseason, Buffalo will play their 82-game schedule with the following breakdown: 30 games against divisional opponents (five games vs. two teams and four games vs. five teams, with teams rotated on a yearly basis); 24 games against non-divisional opponents in the Eastern Conference (three games vs. each team); 28 games against non-conference teams (two games vs. each team).

As a result of the realignment, the Sabres will play more games against new divisional opponents Detroit (four times in 2013-14), Florida (four times), and Tampa Bay (four times), as well an extra game (three total in 2013-14) against new conference opponent Columbus.

Buffalo’s busiest month is October, with the team playing a total of 15 games in 31 days. Its lightest-scheduled month is February, with six scheduled games, when the league will take a two-week break to accommodate the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

The team has five three-game home stands throughout the season, the first of which occurs from Oct. 12-23. The longest stretch of away games for the team is a five-game road swing from March 18-27.

Seven 2013-14 dates are slated as matinee games, with four of them (Nov. 24, Dec. 14, Dec. 29 and April 13) occurring at home.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

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