By Mike Harrington
The Sabres have issued the following information regarding the weekend, including Sunday afternoon's season opener against the Flyers:
---First Niagara Center doors will open at 10:15 a.m. for the 12:30 p.m. faceoff.
---Concession stands will offer family-friendly pricing on the following items: popcorn for $1, peanuts for $2, a hot dog/potato chip combo for $3 and a souvenir Sabres soda for $4.25.
---The Sabres Store will open at 9 a.m. and the Fan Appreciation Sale that began Monday (50 percent off all items) will run throughout the game.
---Two fans, Nancy Saia of Williamsville and James Kretz of Tonawanda, will drop a ceremonial puck prior to the game to mark the ceremonial opening of the season. Saia, a season-ticket holder, and Kretz, a member of the Blue & Gold Club, were both selected at random to participate.
---Practice on Saturday will be open to the public beginning at 10:30 a.m. with free admission and free parking in the FNC ramp. But fans should be aware it is going to be a day-before-game practice and will likely last only until 11:15. The Sabres Store will be open during Saturday's practice.