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Ralph Krueger's impact thus far in Buffalo has been plainly obvious: A strong use of positive reinforcement, a simple system that relies on instinct, a full attack on the puck and a defensive structure that keeps the field of view clear for the goaltenders. As a result, Carter Hutton and Linus Ullmark are making plenty of saves. But in the first two weeks of the season,…

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We walk by the picture every night when we exit the elevator to enter the press box. A classic old black and white that's an iconic moment in Sabres history. It's the first ceremonial faceoff at Memorial Auditorium, from Oct. 15, 1970. Seymour Knox III in the middle dropping the puck between Floyd Smith and Montreal legend Jean Beliveau. A young Rick Azar watching from …

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The Buffalo Sabres have played 4,076 regular season and playoff games in their history as they head into their 50th anniversary season. Try to pick the most memorable of all time? That's no small task. But this choice has everything you need to be No. 1. A classic overtime thriller. In the Stanley Cup final, no less. Iconic goals. Odd events. And an unforgettable atm…

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Gary Bettman has been commissioner of the NHL for more than half the Buffalo Sabres' history, taking over his post on Feb. 1, 1993, after serving as senior vice president and general counsel for the NBA. Bettman, the longest current serving commissioner in the four major pro sports, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame last November. The Buffalo News sat down with …

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Rick Jeanneret has seen or called most of the biggest memories in Buffalo Sabres history. So, it was only natural to ask the play-by-play man for his 10 most memorable moments. He delivered a diverse list of classic play calls, fights and scary good stories. Jeanneret, who didn’t do play-by-play until the team’s second season, put the stories in no particular orde…

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From Luke Adam to Dainius Zubrus up front and from Tom Barrasso to Adam Wilcox in the net, exactly 500 players have suited up for the Buffalo Sabres in the regular season and playoffs since they were born in 1970. There have been 449 skaters and 51 goalies wearing the Blue and Gold – and the Black and Red. Winger Victor Olofsson became No. 500 when he made his NHL debut…

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The chant was first bellowed in the balcony and circulated throughout Memorial Auditorium in the final moments of Buffalo’s introduction to heartbreak in the Stanley Cup playoffs. “Thank you, Sabres!” the crowd sang repeatedly on April 12, 1973, the final night of the franchise’s third season in the National Hockey League. Gilbert Perreault, now one of seven players to …

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Unexpected memories. Magic performances. Playoff drama. And, yes, even some heartbreaking losses. They're all spread throughout Buffalo Sabres history. Here are our choices for the 50 most memorable games in franchise annals: 1. May 20, 1975 – 5-4 OT win over Philadelphia: Sabres win famous "Fog Game" in first Stanley Cup Final contest at home. Rene Robert's goal at 18:…

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From playoff overtime winners that will stand the test of time — often because of Rick Jeanneret's iconic radio and TV calls — to some long-ago plays that still resonate in franchise annals, here's our list of the 50 most memorable goals in Buffalo Sabres history. 1. April 24, 1993: May Day! Brad May's spectacular goal at 4:48 of overtime gives the Sabres a 6-5 win over…