Sabres announce 2011 preseason schedule
The countdown is now on: 90 days until the Buffalo Sabres hit the ice to begin the 2011-12 season.
This morning the organization announced their preseason schedule, a move that comes weeks before it has in the past.
The Sabres will begin their preseason slate at home on Monday, September 19 when the Carolina Hurricanes visit HSBC Arena. The Sabres will then travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens on Wednesday, September 21. The team will participate in a home and home series with the Toronto Maple Leafs starting at the Air Canada Centre on Friday, September 23 and then at HSBC Arena on Saturday, September 24. After a game on the road in Columbus the following day (Sunday, September 25), the team will travel to Washington on Friday, September 30 to face the Capitals.
The Buffalo Sabres will also play an exhibition game against Adler Mannheim at SAP Arena in Mannheim, Germany, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, as part of the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere Challenge to complete the 2011 preseason schedule.
As expected, you have your home-and-home with Toronto, with one of them likely being a blowout win for the Sabres. You have your Wednesday night TSN game against Montreal, which will probably be on NHL Network as well.
Full credit to the Sabres for doing this earlier this year. Last year, the preseason schedule was announced by the team on July 8. Fans in recent years have been able to piece together the entire slate based on other teams beating them to the punch. Not so much this year. Good to see.
Here is the complete schedule:
|Sep 19||Hurricanes||@||Sabres||7:00||HSBC Arena|
|Sep 21||Sabres||@||Canadiens||7:30||Bell Centre|
|Sep 23||Sabres||@||Maple Leafs||7:00||Air Canada Centre|
|Sep 24||Maple Leafs||@||Sabres||7:00||HSBC Arena|
|Sep 25||Sabres||@||Blue Jackets||5:00||Nationwide Arena|
|Sep 30||Sabres||@||Capitals||7:00||Verizon Center|
|Oct 4||Sabres||@||Adler Mannheim (DEL)||TBA||SAP Arena, Mannheim|
Posted on June 21, 2011, in Sabres/NHL and tagged 2011 NHL Premiere Euro-Trip, Carolina Hurricanes, Columbus Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens, Sabres, Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.