By John Vogl
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Sabres have expanded their annual "Fan Appreciation Night" to include all three home games in April, and they've dubbed it "Fan Appreciation Month."
The first two games -- April 1 against the Devils and April 8 against the Red Wings -- will feature autographed jersey giveaways to 26 season-ticket holders, a 40 percent discount in the Sabres Store and reduced prices on select concessions.
The traditional "Fan Appreciation Night" will be held April 13 during the season finale against the Islanders. There will be a party in the plaza at First Niagara Center from 2:30-4:30 p.m., players will give select season-ticket holders the jersey off their back following the 5 p.m. game, and 2,000 balloons will be dropped from the rafters, with hundreds containing prize coupons.
Buffalo is also hosting a contest at Sabres.com in which two winners will receive tickets to the game against the Islanders, and they will compete to win four round-trip airline tickets from Delta Air Lines.
Fans watching the finale on television can win a pair of season tickets for 2014-15 and an autographed jersey by scanning a QR code that will appear on the screen during the broadcast.