By Aaron Mansfield
The Sabres, playing in the newly formed eight-team Atlantic Division, open their slate on the road against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The NHL released its regular season schedule today.
Buffalo’s home opener comes two days later against the Ottawa Senators on Friday, Oct. 4. Canisius grad Cory Conacher is a left wing for the Senators.
Jason Pominville will return to town with the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 14.
Exactly two weeks later comes the matchup many Buffalo fans are waiting for: Lindy Ruff will bring the Dallas Stars to First Niagara Center on Oct. 28.
The Sabres will host Milan Lucic and the Boston Bruins on Oct. 23, Dec. 19 and Feb. 26.
Buffalo native Patrick Kane and the recently crowned Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks will come to town March 9.
The league will take a 17-day break from Feb. 9 to 25 to allow players to participate in the Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
The complete schedule is listed below: