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Buffalo Sabres Announce 2009-2010 Schedule

 

Once again there are plenty of highlights on the Buffalo Sabres schedule this seasonJaroslav Spacek and the Montreal Canadiens come to Buffalo to open the season on October 3.  The biggest highlights to start are the Sabres playing five of the first six at home, they close the season with five of six on the road.  The West Coast trip will once again be in January this season.

 

There are some interesting twists in the schedule for the Sabres.  They will compete head-to-head with the Buffalo Bills on two separate occasions.  They play back-to-back games on 18 different occasions and they play 19 games at home and 24 games on the road after January 1.  For the second consecutive season the Sabres will meet the Detroit Red Wings twice, they also meet the San Jose Sharks twice this season.

Follow the jump for a complete breakdown of the schedule.

We'll start with the back-to-back games.  The Sabres will play back-to-back games on 18 different occasions and the second game will be on the road 12 times.  Buffalo will be the home team in both games four times and they play both games on the road three times.

Here are all the back-to-back games...

Fri. Oct 16 vs. Islanders Fri. Jan. 8 vs. Toronto
Sat. Oct 17 vs. Atlanta Sat. Jan. 9 vs. Colorado
Fri. Oct 30 vs. Toronto Mon. Jan. 18 @ Phoenix
Sat. Oct 31 @  Islanders Tue. Jan. 19 @ Anaheim
Fri. Nov. 6 vs. Philadelphia Fri. Feb. 5 vs. Carolina
Sat. Nov. 7 @ Boston Sat. Feb. 6 @ Columbus
Fri. Nov. 13 vs. Calgary Tue. Mar. 2 @ Pittsburgh
Sat. Nov. 14 @ Philadelphia Wed. Mar. 3 vs. Washington
Fri. Nov. 20 vs. Boston Fri. Mar. 12 vs. Minnesota
Sat. Nov. 21 @ Ottawa Sat. Mar. 13 @ Detroit
Fri. Nov. 27 @ Philadelphia Sat. Mar. 20 @ Florida
Sat. Nov. 28 vs. Carolina Sun. Mar. 21 @ Carolina
Fri. Dec. 11 vs. Chicago Fri. Mar. 26 vs. Ottawa
Sat. Dec. 12 @ NY Rangers Sat. Mar. 27 vs.  Tampa Bay
Fri. Dec. 18 vs. Toronto Wed. Mar. 31 vs. Florida
Sat. Dec. 19 vs.  Pittsburgh Thur. Apr. 1 @ Toronto
Sat. Dec. 26 vs. Ottawa Sat. Apr. 10 @ Ottawa
Sun. Dec. 27 @ St. Louis Sun. Apr. 11 @ New Jersey

 

First Game Facts

Home - 13  Away - 5

Second Game Facts

Home - 6  Away - 12

 

The Sabres will play a total of 22 home games and 17 road games in 2009 and they will play 19 home games and 24 road games in 2010.   Below is the month-by-month breakdown of the Sabres schedule.

2009 2010
October January
Home 6 Home 6
Away 5 Away 8
November February
Home 7 Home 4
Away 6 Away 3
December March
Home 9 Home 8
Away 6 Away 8
April
Home 1
Away 5

 

 

Saturday is traditionally a popular day for the Sabres to play and this season is know different. They play a total of 23 games on Saturday nights this season. Below is a day-by-day breakdown... 

 

Monday 8
Tuesday 7
Wednesday 16
Thursday 8
Friday 15
Saturday 23
Sunday 5

 

The schedule makers didn't do the Sabres ticket sellers any justice when they scheduled a home game against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday December 3.  That is the same day that the Buffalo Bills will host the New York Jets at Rogers Centre in Toronto.  The Sabres will also go head-to-head with Monday night Football four times near the end of the football season.

At first glance it looks like a fairly difficult schedule for the Sabres this season.  They will have to get off to a pretty good start because the second half of the season is difficult with plenty of games on the road.

Mike Harrington from the Buffalo News shares his reaction to the schedule Sabres Edge: Quick schedule impressions... what are your impressions of the schedule?


Buffalo Sabres 2009-2010 Schedule

 

Date Time
Canadiens @ Sabres 10/3/09 7:00 PM
Coyotes @ Sabres 10/8/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Predators 10/10/09 8:00 PM
Red Wings @ Sabres 10/13/09 7:00 PM
Islanders @ Sabres  10/16/09 7:30 PM
Thrashers @ Sabres 10/17/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Panthers 10/21/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Lightning 10/24/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Devils 10/28/09 7:00 PM
Maple Leafs @ Sabres 10/30/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Islanders 10/31/09 7:00 PM
Islanders @ Sabres 11/4/09 7:00 PM
Flyers @ Sabres 11/6/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Bruins 11/7/09 7:00 PM
Oilers @ Sabres 11/11/09 7:00 PM
Flames @ Sabres 11/13/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Flyers 11/14/09 7:00 PM
Panthers @ Sabres 11/18/09 7:00 PM
Bruins @ Sabres 11/20/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Senators 11/21/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Capitals 11/25/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Flyers 11/27/09 1:00 PM
Hurricanes @ Sabres 11/28/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Maple Leafs 11/30/09 7:00 PM
Canadiens @ Sabres 12/3/09 7:00 PM
Rangers @ Sabres 12/5/09 7:00 PM
Devils @ Sabres 12/7/09 7:00 PM
Capitals @ Sabres 12/9/09 7:00 PM
Blackhawks @ Sabres 12/11/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Rangers 12/12/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Canadiens 12/14/09 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Senators 12/16/09 7:30 PM
Maple Leafs @ Sabres 12/18/09 7:30 PM
Penguins @ Sabres 12/19/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Maple Leafs 12/21/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Capitals 12/23/09 7:00 PM
Senators @ Sabres 12/26/09 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Blues 12/27/09 6:00 PM
Penguins @ Sabres 12/29/09 7:00 PM
Thrashers @ Sabres 1/1/10 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Canadiens 1/3/10 3:00 PM
Lightning @ Sabres 1/6/10 7:00 PM
Maple Leafs @ Sabres 1/8/10 7:30 PM
Avalanche @ Sabres 1/9/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Thrashers 1/14/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Islanders 1/16/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Coyotes 1/18/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Ducks 1/19/10 10:00 PM
Sabres @ Kings 1/21/10 10:30 PM
Sabres @ Sharks 1/23/10 10:30 PM
Sabres @ Canucks 1/25/10 10:00 PM
Devils @ Sabres 1/27/10 7:00 PM
Bruins @ Sabres 1/29/10 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Penguins 2/1/10 7:00 PM
Senators @ Sabres 2/3/10 7:00 PM
Hurricanes @ Sabres 2/5/10 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Blue Jackets 2/6/10 7:00 PM
Bruins @ Sabres 2/9/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Hurricanes 2/11/10 7:00 PM
Sharks @ Sabres 2/13/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Penguins 3/2/10 7:30 PM
Capitals @ Sabres 3/3/10 7:00 PM
Flyers @ Sabres 3/5/10 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Rangers 3/7/10 7:00 PM
Stars @ Sabres 3/10/10 7:00 PM
Wild @ Sabres 3/12/10 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Red Wings 3/13/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Thrashers 3/16/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Lightning 3/18/10 7:30 PM
Sabres @ Panthers 3/20/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Hurricanes 3/21/10 5:00 PM
Canadiens @ Sabres 3/24/10 7:30 PM
Senators @ Sabres 3/26/10 7:30 PM
Lightning @ Sabres 3/27/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Bruins 3/29/10 7:00 PM
Panthers @ Sabres 3/31/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Maple Leafs 4/1/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Canadiens 4/3/10 7:00 PM
Rangers @ Sabres 4/6/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Bruins 4/8/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Senators 4/10/10 7:00 PM
Sabres @ Devils 4/11/10 5:00 PM