The Buffalo Sabres announced they will be on national television seven times during the 2017-18 season. The team released its slate of TV games to be shown on NBC networks on Monday.
The highlight comes on Jan. 1 when the Sabres play the New York Rangers in the Winter Classic at 1 p.m. on NBC. But fans will also have March 5 circled on the calendar -- the first meeting of the season between Buffalo and Toronto and a scheduled head-to-head match-up between Jack Eichel and Auston Matthews.
The Sabres make one appearance as part of NBCSN's "Wednesday Night Rivalry" coverage when they travel to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets on Oct. 25.
The complete list of Sabres games on the NBC networks:
- Tuesday, Oct. 24 vs. Detroit — 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
- Wednesday, Oct. 25 at Columbus — 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
- Tuesday, Nov. 7 vs. Washington — 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
- Tuesday, Dec. 19 vs. Boston — 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
- Sunday, Jan. 1 — 2018 Bridgestone Winter Classic vs. New York Rangers — 1 p.m. (NBC)
- Thursday, Jan. 18 at New York Rangers — 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
- Monday, March 5 vs. Toronto — 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)