Local sports fans, it's the time you've all been waiting for.
The Buffalo Sabres are officially back and kicking off their season at KeyBank Center tonight against the Montreal Canadiens.
They've locked down Jack Eichel and finished up their preseason games.
To commemorate the night, let's take a look at some of the best tweets of the evening:
— Jeff Bradley (@jdbrad1) October 5, 2017
— theresa (@doll__28) October 5, 2017
— Joanna Eberts (@josie914) October 5, 2017
Is it weird that I get butterflies seeing pominville in blue and gold again? #Sabres
— Mike Aures (@MikeAures) October 5, 2017
Not even a period in and #Sabres look like a brand new team than all of last year.
— Jordan Perham (@jperham27) October 5, 2017
Is it bad that I’m crying rn #sabres
— Midnight (@Pattyfaliero) October 5, 2017
Announcing his presence with authority. Welcome back Pommer!!! #Sabres
— Nick Suchyna (@SoochQB14) October 5, 2017
Pommer scored while I was putting my daughter to bed. Should the #Sabres lose the lead I’ll wake her up and start over, I promise.
— Greg Vorse (@GregVorse) October 5, 2017
This first period of #Sabres hockey has given us more shots than a rite aid pharmacy gives during flu season.....
— Mike Forti (@Abacab40) October 5, 2017
Population explosion in Pominville! #Sabres
— Dennis Layman (@DennisLayman) October 6, 2017
— Brett Bosse (@brett8055) October 6, 2017
They’re starting the wave. Send help. #Sabres
— Jill Hewitt (@jimich527) October 6, 2017
Risto hammering Drouin was the greatest thing ever 😂👏🏼 #Sabres
— Wednesday Addams🕷🖤 (@BrookieBaby07) October 6, 2017