NHL Hockey returns to Western New York in just over three months, and we now know every matchup the Buffalo Sabres have on deck this upcoming season.
Opening with straight games at home. Hmmmm. Alright. https://t.co/T1WoXp3apx
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) June 21, 2018
The Sabres open their season at home on Thursday, October 4 against the Boston Bruins, followed by three more home games, and then a five-game West Coast trip.
Other details of note regarding the team's schedule:
Number of home afternoon games: 8, including five of their nine Saturday home games
Longest homestand: 7 games in February
Longest road trip: 5 games in October
Layoff length: 10 days in January (bye week runs into the NHL All-Star Break)
When do the Caps come to town?: Saturday February 23
When do the Knights come to town?: Monday October 8 (Sabres play Vegas twice in eight days in October, and that's it...until June?)
When do the Leafs come to town?: Tuesday December 4 & Wednesday March 20
When do the Sabres head to Toronto?: Monday February 25 & Saturday March 2