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Breaking down Sabres schedule for March

And just like that, we are in the second to last month of this NHL regular season.  It will be a busy month for the Buffalo Sabres who will play 15 games in 30 days.  Although this month does feature the longest break between games the club will have with the truncated schedule. 

After a March 12th contest with the New York Rangers, Buffalo won’t play again until four days later when Ottawa comes to town.

The Sabres will play just six of their 15 games this month on the First Niagara Center Ice.  The nine road games include a stretch of four straight this week with games against the  Rangers, Carolina, New Jersey and Philadelphia.

Speaking of the Devils and Rangers, they are the last two conference opponents Buffalo has yet to play this season.

The Sabres had a little break from back to back sets of games but they return this month with the first coming this weekend.  The next is the 16th and 17th when they host Ottawa, and then travel to Washington. The third back to back will take place on the 30th and 31st but there isn’t any travel involved since the Sabres will entertain Washington and Boston those two days.

The Sabres also requested some afternoon games with the back to back sets so the team could get a few extra hours in between.  In addition to today’s  game, which will be followed by a seven o’clock start at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night, the Sabres will have a three o’clock faceoff with Ottawa on the 16th and play at seven the next night.

Buffalo had four back to backs in January and February.  They went 2-2 in the first game and 1-3 in the second.




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