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Cool video: Oct. 10 a big day in Sabres history

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?

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

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