By Mike Harrington
Oct. 10, 2013, a Thursday night game against Columbus, doesn't figure to be a momentous game in Sabres history. But Oct. 10 is a big day in the club's early annals.
The first game in franchise history, a win at Pittsburgh, was played on Oct. 10, 1970 and the winning goal was scored by Gilbert Perreault. Check it out below (you get some bonus from the first home game a few days later against Montreal too). Always great to hear Ted Darling's voice.
On Oct. 10, 1974, the Sabres opened the season with a 9-5 win over the Boston Bruins. The first goal, just 18 seconds into the game, came by rookie Danny Gare. It was three seconds shy of the NHL mark for fastest goal by a rookie in his first game and came when he beat Bobby Orr of all people to a rebound in the crease.
If you're old enough, remember this?