It's not easy to find a highlight for Leap Day, since there's only one of them every four years.
It wasn't noted at the time, but the Sabres played their first-ever February 29 game on this date. What's more, they came back from a poor performance the night before in Kansas City to win.
The Sabres had an odd first period. They were outshot by the Kings, 13-4, but led by a 3-0 count after 20 minutes en route to a 5-1 win. Al Smith stopped 32 of 33 shots. The Sabres lost just three of their final 17 games that season.
(Note: After two years of publication and 731 different items, this series ends today. Starting Thursday, we'll take a look back into our sports heritage in a different way. "This Birthday in Buffalo Sports History" will have short biographies of figures from Western New York.)
-- Budd Bailey