Preseason hockey begins tonight

Hockey is back! 

The Sabres will play their first of six preseason games as they visit the Penguins at Penn State’s Pegula Ice Arena. Tonight’s game can be viewed over a stream on

Buffalo will take on Pittsburgh twice in the preseason, and then again to open the regular season on October 3rd.

Monday9/16HomePenguinsW 5-4 (OT)
Tuesday9/17AwayBlue JacketsL 4-1
Friday9/20AwayMaple LeafsL 3-0
Saturday9/21HomeMaple LeafsW 5-3
Wednesday9/25HomeBlue JacketsW 4-3 (OT)
Saturday9/28AwayPenguinsW 3-2 (SO)

These were Buffalo’s line combos during practice on Monday morning:


1st Line
2nd Line
3rd Line
4th Line


1st Pairing
2nd Pairing
3rd Pairing

We’ll be having our annual pick ’em contest again this season along with our In The Box contest.

Kevin Freiheit
I founded Buffalo Hockey Central in 2008 and have poured hours and hours into this site. Luckily, we have a great team of writers and designers who have helped keep this up and running despite a ton of out-of-pocket costs. We do this because we enjoy it, and we're desperate to see the Sabres win the Cup someday, but they have to make the playoffs first.
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