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The Buffalo Sabres were established in 1970, along with the Vancouver Canucks, when the league expanded to 14 teams. Brothers Seymour and Northrup Knox, whose grandfather founded Woolworth’s department store, started the Sabres franchise. The team’s first game was played on Oct. 10, 1970, against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which they won 2-1. Although the Sabres have yet to win a Stanley Cup, they have qualified for the postseason 29 times and reached the Stanley Cup Final twice, once in 1975 and again in 1999.

Grading Sabres Through the First Quarter of the Season

Through the first 22 games, the Sabres boast a record of 10-10-2, sitting sixth in the Atlantic Division. They came into the season as a young team with legitimate playoff aspirations, looking to build upon what fans would consider a successful 2022-23 season. Let’s take a look at how the Sabres have been performing on an individual level: #1 – Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: A- Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen should be the frontrunner for garnering the most starts for the remainder of the season, especially considering that he has posted above a .920 save percentage (SV%) in his five most recent appearances. He’s the…

Sabres Sending Levi to AHL Is the Right Move

Since he debuted at the end of last season, Devon Levi has been the center of attention for the Buffalo Sabres. The hype for him has been through the roof and fans are desperately hoping that he’ll be the solution to the woes the team has endured in goal since Ryan Miller’s departure nearly 10 years ago. The Sabres rolled the dice before the season when head coach Don Granato named Levi their starting goaltender, but to this point the results haven’t been as expected in spite of the promise he continues to show. With the calendar approaching December, the…

3 Takeaways From Sabres 5-1 Win Over the Rangers

“Huge save. Save of the year. I don’t know what you want to call it, but I was on the bench, and my jaw was on the floor until I got back to the ice,” said Alex Tuch, recalling Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen’s incredible diving stick save on Jimmy Vesey near the start of the third period. Luukkonen was excellent all night in a huge bounce-back victory for the Buffalo Sabres. The New York Rangers had plenty of chances, but Buffalo avenged their opening night loss with a 5-1 win. Here are some key takeaways from the Nov. 28 edition of the…

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Sabres FAQ

What year were the Buffalo Sabres founded?

The Buffalo Sabres were founded in 1970, by brothers Seymour and Northrup Knox.

When did the Buffalo Sabres play their first game?

They played their first game on Oct. 10, 1970, beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1.

Who is the current head coach of the Buffalo Sabres?

Don Granato is the current head coach of the Sabres.