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This Day in Buffalo Sports History

   Oct. 5, 1989 -- The Sabres beat the Blues in Memorial Auditorium for their season opener of the 1989-90 season, but most people remember this game as Alexander Mogilny's debut for Buffalo. Here's how Jim Kelley described it in the next day's News:

   "The club first waltzed the fans down memory lane with a tribute to its past. Then it whisked them off to the future with a spectacular laser light show. Once the game started, Mogilny was every bit as dazzling as the light show as he flashed to the net for a goal just 20 seconds into his first NHL season.  The goal, coming off Mogilny's first shot on his first shift and off passes from rookie Dave Snuggerud and center Pierre Turgeon, served to ring in what promises to be an exciting future for this team."

--- Budd Bailey

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