Buffalo opens its season at home against Columbus Oct. 9
The Buffalo Sabres and the National Hockey League announced the team's 2014-15 regular-season schedule Sunday. The variable ticket pricing designations for individual games will be released at a later date.
Buffalo opens its season at home on Thursday, Oct. 9, against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and then embarks on one of the season's busiest stretches, with 11 games scheduled over 22 days in October, and a four-game road trip from Oct. 22-28.
November is another busy month for the team, with a season-high 14 games scheduled for the Sabres, including four back-to-back sets. The team's lightest month is April, when the team plays six games and concludes the regular season at home April 11 against Pittsburgh.
The Sabres will play five consecutive home games, the team's longest homestand of the season, from Feb. 7-15, and faces two five-game road swings in both January and March.
Other highlights from the Sabres' 2014-15 schedule:
•22 total weekend dates (eight Fridays; 10 Saturdays; four Sundays)
•Three holiday games (Columbus Day; Thanksgiving eve; New Year's Eve)
•Two home games against Toronto (Saturday, Nov. 15; Wednesday, April 1)
•Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles visits Buffalo Dec. 9