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Sabres home opener set for Oct. 9

by Amy Moritz

The Buffalo Sabres will open the 2014-15 season at First Niagara Center on Thursday, Oct. 9 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The NHL released the complete list of home openers this afternoon with the full schedule set to be released at 4 p.m. Sunday.

The Sabres will be the opponent for the Blackhawks when they open in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 11.

The season opens on Oct. 8 with a slate of four games. The Los Angeles Kings begin the defense of the Stanley Cup that night, hosting the San Jose Sharks.

Also playing on the league's opening night: Philadelphia at Boston, Montreal at Toronto and Vancouver at Calgary.

Also of note, the rebranded Arizona Coyotes will play their first game since changing their name from Phoenix, on Oct. 9 hosting Winnipeg. The franchise name officially changes on Friday, June 27 at the NHL Draft.

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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.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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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

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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