The schedule for the upcoming NHL season has been released, of course pending a new CBA agreement. More details as we analyze the slate of games will follow soon. Until then, here are some highlights: - Sabres open season at home against Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday Oct 13th. - Sabres close the season also at home, against Boston Bruins on Saturday Apr 13th. - They play an all-time low of just 11 back-to-back games. - The longest road trip is just four games, though they do it twice on Nov 6-11 & Dec 17-23. - There will be only five Friday night home games, and the times for these have reverted to 7pm. - There will be nine Sunday games this year, with four at home, including a 'Tailgate & Hockey' game against Philadelphia Flyers on Oct 28th, the Buffalo Bills bye week. - Sabres also play a 'Hockey Day In America' game against Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb 17th. - 'Tux & Pucks' returns again, this time against Ottawa Senators on Dec 31st.