Former Sabres Remember Playing In Buffalo

April 8, 2011 Updated Apr 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM EDT

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April 8, 2011 Updated Apr 8, 2011 at 11:01 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) The new Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula is linking the past with the future.

Pegula invited every living player to Western New York for Fan Appreciation weekend. As a result, over 80 players came to Buffalo to see our hometown team take on the Philadelphia Flyers.

The Sabres won against the Flyers 4 - 3 in an exciting overtime win. Thomas Vanek scored the game winning goal before a packed house at HSBC Arena, securing a playoff position for the team.

Eyewitness News photojournalist Chris Podosek caught up with several of the players at the Harbor Club inside the HSBC Arena before the big game.