The latest round of "Sabres Classics" airing on MSG will feature a Greatest Moments reel of seminal moments in the team's history, including two victories over touring Soviet teams.
All games make their premiere at 8 p.m. on MSG and the MSG Go App. They are repeated at 10 p.m. and again the next day, and are also available the next day on NHL.com's Sabres Classic Games video channel.
The schedule looks like this:
Monday, May 18 – The 6-5 shootout win over the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 13, 2009, one of the most emotional hockey nights ever in Buffalo because it came less than 24 hours after the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center. The Sabres built a 4-1 lead before giving up four straight goals and then forcing overtime on Jason Pominville's tip-in with less than four seconds left. Derek Roy scored the shootout winner and Ryan Miller made the final save.
Tuesday, May 19 – The 4-1 win over the Atlanta Thrashers on Feb. 23, 2011, in Terry Pegula's first game as Sabres owner. The game is not nearly as memorable as the pregame ceremony, when the French Connection surprised Pegula on the ice and joined him for the ceremonial faceoff. It was the last public appearance for the team's most famous line as Rick Martin died less than a month later.
Wednesday, May 20 – The 3-2 win over the Hartford Whalers at the Aud on Feb. 3, 1993, most remembered for Alexander Mogilny scoring his 50th goal of the season in just his 46th game en route to his franchise-record 76 goals.
Thursday, May 21 – The 12-6 win over the Soviet Wings at the Aud on Jan. 4, 1976. The Sabres' resounding beatdown remains the most goals ever surrendered by a Russian squad in international competition.
Friday, May 22 – The 6-1 win over the Central Red Army at the Aud on Jan. 3, 1980, as the Sabres overcome a star-studded Soviet team with many players that would lose the Miracle on Ice to Team USA in Lake Placid less than two months later.