Great Venue for hockey
being right on top of a great rink made for a great experience
NHL at Pegula
The seats we had for this event were amazing 6 row up directly behind the net. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Concessions were great. Staff was friendly and helpful. Overall an awesome experience.
Pittsburgh/Wilkes Barre vs Buffalo
Pegula is the best venue to watch hockey. Pens didn't bring best players and Buffalo brought best player and others. Both teams played harder than I expected for first preseason game and it was enjoyable.
time to take a break
very disappointing that the pens left most of their core players home; and no stanley cup; prices for seats and parking a joke against this background.
Good game, great venue
Sure, it was a preseason game where most of the star players were not in attendance, but being a Sabres fan living in PA it was awesome too get to see them so close to home. Our seats were on the glass behind the goal, not great for watching the entire game but amazing when play is taking place and they are fighting for the puck literally right in front of you. If you haven't visited Pegula it's an incredible, state-of-the-art facility and I don't think there's truly a bad seat to be had.
Great game and great atmosphere! The arena is gorgeous!
I love the Pegula Ice Arena! I love the Sabres-perfect combo! I hope this becomes an annual event! : < )
Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center
The Buffalo Sabres enter a new season at KeyBank Center determined to “change the dynamic,” as general manager Jason Botterill said. How that will play out, and how much progress the Sabres can make toward attaining their first Playoff berth since the 2010-11 season, will make up this year’s narrative.
The home season kicks off Oct. 4 against the Boston Bruins.
Buffalo Sabres 2018-19 Season
The Sabres’ first victory of the new season came when they won the NHL Draft™ Lottery. With the No. 1 selection, they picked highly touted Rasmus Dahlin, an 18-year-old Swedish defenseman who is expected to earn substantial ice time and play an important role for the Sabres this season. He was the top-rated European skater in the draft.
In more roster maneuvering, winger Tage Thompson, forward Patrik Berglund, and center Vlad Sobotka joined the Sabres in a trade that sent Ryan O’Reilly to the St. Louis Blues. Conor Sheary and Matt Hunwick arrived via a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Also added via free agency: Scott Wilson, Scott Wedgewood, and goaltender Carter Hutton, who is expected to complement Linus Ullmark.
Buffalo Sabres History
The Sabres joined the NHL in the 1970 expansion, and just two years later embarked on a streak that saw them reach the Playoffs in 12 of the next 13 seasons. Leading the way were “The French Connection” line of Hall of Fame center Gilbert Perreault, left wing Rick Martin, and right wing René Robert. The Quebec-born trio was together in Buffalo from 1972 through ’79.
Aided by Craig Ramsay, the Sabres and their French Connection advanced to the 1975 Stanley Cup® Finals in only their fifth year in existence. They fell in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers.
In the following 10 seasons, all of which resulted in Playoff berths, the Sabres captured two division titles. But they made it only as far as the NHL semifinals once, losing in 1979-80 to the New York Islanders.
Fueled by defenseman (and former U.S. Olympic star) Mike Ramsey, the Sabres made nine Playoff appearances between the 1981-82 and 1991-92 seasons, with little else to show for it. Later, during goaltender Dominik Hašek’s nine seasons, the Sabres continued to be a consistent Playoff team. In 1998-99, they dispatched the Ottawa Senators, Boston Bruins, and Toronto Maple Leafs in the Playoffs to again reach the Stanley Cup® Finals, where they fell to the Dallas Stars in six games.
The 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons saw the Sabres make it as far as the conference finals before succumbing to the Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators, respectively.