"Quest For The Cup"

April 13, 2011 Updated Apr 13, 2011 at 6:53 AM EDT

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"Quest For The Cup"

April 13, 2011 Updated Apr 13, 2011 at 6:53 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY - (WKBW/Sabres) ---The Buffalo Sabres open the postseason Thursday in Philadelphia. Channel 7's Shawn Stepner will be there to cover our hometown team.

Watch "Quest For The Cup" coverage on Channel 7, featuring exclusive analysis from Sabre alum Danny Gare on "AM/Buffalo" and "Eyewitness Sports!"

The National Hockey League announced this evening the schedule of dates and start times for the First Round (Eastern Conference Quarterfinal) of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers.

Broadcast information has yet to be finalized by the NHL.

GAME DATE MATCHUP TIME (ET)
Game 1: Thursday, April 14 Buffalo at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, April 16 Buffalo at Philadelphia 5 p.m.
Game 3: Monday, April 18 Philadelphia at Buffalo 7 p.m.
Game 4: Wednesday, April 20 Philadelphia at Buffalo 7:30 p.m.
*Game 5: Friday, April 22 Buffalo at Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
*Game 6: Sunday, April 24 Philadelphia at Buffalo 3 p.m.
*Game 7: Tuesday, April 26 Buffalo at Philadelphia TBA
*If necessary

Tickets for Buffalo’s three potential home games in the first round of the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. Tickets will be available in person at the HSBC Arena Box Office, online at www.sabres.com, tickets.com or charge by phone at 1-888-223-6000. Fans are encouraged to purchase online to avoid potential lineup delays at the arena box office.

Tickets will be at Gold Level pricing, ranging from $60 for 300 Level III/IV seats, to $178 for 200 Club Level seats. The complete pricing structure is outlined below:

200 Club Level: $178
100 Level Preferred: $163
100 Level II: $141
100 Level III: $118
100 Level IV: $104
300 Level I: $89
300 Level II: $74
300 Level III/IV: $60