Tonight, the Sabres were scheduled to be hosting those same Capitals for a 7 p.m. puck drop at KeyBank Center. Instead, Sabres fans - and hockey fans on a larger scale - are left waiting for the NHL season’s pause to end.
Have no fear. Although there may not be any live Sabres hockey this week, there’s still plenty of chances to catch the Buffalo team & other hockey action on TV over the next few days.
Monday, March 30
8 p.m., MSG / Sabres Classics: November 17, 2005 - Sabres win 8-5 over the Capitals. Taylor Pyatt scores a hat trick, while Tim Connolly also records three points.
Tuesday, March 31
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., NHL Network / 2019 IIHF Women’s World Championships: Various games
7 - 9 p.m., NHL Network / 2020 Women’s Rivalry Series: USA vs. Canada, two games
8 p.m., MSG / Sabres Classics: December 19, 2005 - Sabres defeat the Flyers 2-1 in the shootout to capture their seventh consecutive win.
Wednesday, April 1
8 a.m. - 2 p.m., NHL Network / 1998 - 2000 Stanley Cup Finals. Game six from 1999 airs at 1 0 a.m., so have something ready to throw at your TV.
8 p.m., MSG / Sabres Classics: February 4, 2006 - Thomas Vanek scores the game-winning goal in a shootout as the Sabres best the Ottawa Senators by a score of 2-1.
Thursday, April 2
10 a.m. - 10 p.m., NHL Network / 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships: Various games
5 p.m., NBCSN / 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Red Wings vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Game 7
8 p.m., MSG / Sabres Classics: March 16, 2006 - It’s always fun watching a win over the Leafs. This time, Buffalo beats Toronto 3-1 and extends their winning streak to eight.
Friday, April 3
3 p.m. - 1 a.m., NHL Network / Various NHL games from the 2019-20 season. None involving the Sabres, but the Golden Knights are well-represented with a pair of games.
8 p.m., MSG / Sabres Classics: April 5, 2006 - Daniel Briere scores a couple clutch goals late in regulation and overtime to give Buffalo a heroic 5-4 win over the Senators.
Saturday, April 4
12 p.m., NHL Network / 2018 Winter Classic: Sabres vs. Rangers (Citi Field); game is preceded by and followed by two episodes of Road to the Winter Classic, so you can watch from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. if you want!
3 p.m. - 1 a.m., NHL Network / Various NHL games from the 2019-20 season. None involving the Sabres, but a couple involving the Capitals.
Sunday, April 5
3 p.m. - 1 a.m., NHL Network / Various NHL games from the 2019-20 season. None involving the Sabres, but two involving the Leafs if that’s your cup of tea.