The NHL Network has scheduled seven hours of Sabres' Winter Classic programming for Saturday night, stretching from 5 p.m. to midnight.
The Sabres have appeared in two of the NHL's Jan. 1 showcases, losing the inaugural game in 2008 to Pittsburgh in a shootout at Ralph Wilson Stadium and dropping the 2018 game at Citi Field in Queens in overtime to the New York Rangers.
The programming will include both NBC game broadcasts as well as NHL Network's orginial documentary on the 2008 game and the four-part reality series "Road to the 2018 Winter Classic" produced by the league and aired on NBC Sports Network.
The schedule looks like this:
5 p.m: Road to the 2018 Winter Classic Episode 1
5:30 p.m: Road to the 2018 Winter Classic Episode 2
6-8 p.m: 2018 NHL Winter Classic game broadcast
8 p.m.: Road to the 2018 Winter Classic Episode 3
8:30 p.m: Road to the 2018 Winter Classic Episode 4
9-10 p.m.: The First NHL Winter Classic: Hockey Goes Outside
10 pm.-midnight: 2008 NHL Winter Classic broadcast