Sabres Scheduled Release

Buffalo Sabres

What a short crazy hockey trip this is going to be over the next few months!  It is like there is going to be two playoff seasons…one to get to the playoffs and the actual playoffs.  That is if the Sabres play there way in to Lord Stanley’s dance.

One week from today the Buffalo Sabres make their scheduled release from the hell that was the lockout when they take the ice against the evil Philadelphia Flyers.  Let the games begin.

This is a breakdown of the schedule from Sabre.com:

Nine afternoon games and nine back-to-back sets highlight Buffalo’s 2013 schedule that was released on Saturday night. Here’s a look inside the numbers on Buffalo’s abbreviated season that will see them play 48 games in a 97-day sprint from Sunday, January 20 to Friday, April 26.

Games by month
January: 7 games/12 days (3 home/4 away)
February: 14 games/28 days (7 home/7 away)
March: 15 games/31 days (6 home/9 away)
April: 12 games/26 days (8 home/4 away)

Back-to-back games: 9
-Home/Away: 4
-Away/Home: 3
-Home/Home: 2 (Mar. 30-31; Apr. 13-14)

Number of times Sabres will play…
-2 games in 3 days: 27
-3 games in 4 days: 10
-4 games in 7 days from Sun-Sat: 7

Afternoon games: 9
Home: 7 (Jan. 20; Feb. 3; Feb. 17, Mar. 2; Mar. 16; Apr. 13; Apr. 14)
Road: 2 (Jan. 27; Feb. 2)

Games by days of the week
Saturday: 9
Sunday: 11
Monday: 2
Tuesday: 11 (on 11 straight Tuesdays from Jan. 29-Apr. 9)
Wednesday: 1 (only Wed. game is Apr. 17)
Thursday: 9
Friday: 5

Longest break: 3 days (2x: March 13-15; April 23-25)
Most consecutive home games: 3 (2x: Feb. 15-19; Apr. 11-14)
Most consecutive road games: 4 (Mar. 3-10)

Going even deeper into the numbers…
18.8: percentage of Sabres schedule that will be played in the afternoon
22.9: percentage of games played on Tuesdays
41.7: percentage of games played on Sat & Sun
52.1: percentage of games played between Fri-Sun
70.8: percentage of games played between Thurs-Sun

See the full Sabres schedule after the jump…

JANUARY 2013
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
SUN JAN 20, 2013 FLYERS SABRES 12:30 PM
MON JAN 21, 2013 SABRES MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM
THU JAN 24, 2013 SABRES HURRICANES 7:00 PM
FRI JAN 25, 2013 HURRICANES SABRES 7:00 PM
SUN JAN 27, 2013 SABRES CAPITALS 3:00 PM
TUE JAN 29, 2013 MAPLE LEAFS SABRES 7:00 PM
THU JAN 31, 2013 SABRES BRUINS 7:00 PM
FEBRUARY 2013
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
SAT FEB 2, 2013 SABRES CANADIENS 2:00 PM
SUN FEB 3, 2013 PANTHERS SABRES 3:00 PM
TUE FEB 5, 2013 SABRES SENATORS 7:30 PM
THU FEB 7, 2013 CANADIENS SABRES 7:00 PM
SAT FEB 9, 2013 SABRES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
SUN FEB 10, 2013 BRUINS SABRES 7:00 PM
TUE FEB 12, 2013 SABRES SENATORS 7:30 PM
FRI FEB 15, 2013 BRUINS SABRES 7:00 PM
SUN FEB 17, 2013 PENGUINS SABRES 12:30 PM
TUE FEB 19, 2013 JETS SABRES 7:00 PM
THU FEB 21, 2013 SABRES MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM
SAT FEB 23, 2013 ISLANDERS SABRES 7:00 PM
TUE FEB 26, 2013 SABRES LIGHTNING 7:30 PM
THU FEB 28, 2013 SABRES PANTHERS 7:30 PM
MARCH 2013
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
SAT MAR 2, 2013 DEVILS SABRES 3:00 PM
SUN MAR 3, 2013 SABRES RANGERS 7:30 PM
TUE MAR 5, 2013 SABRES HURRICANES 7:00 PM
THU MAR 7, 2013 SABRES DEVILS 7:00 PM
SUN MAR 10, 2013 SABRES FLYERS 7:30 PM
TUE MAR 12, 2013 RANGERS SABRES 7:00 PM
SAT MAR 16, 2013 SENATORS SABRES 3:00 PM
SUN MAR 17, 2013 SABRES CAPITALS 7:00 PM
TUE MAR 19, 2013 SABRES CANADIENS 7:30 PM
THU MAR 21, 2013 MAPLE LEAFS SABRES 7:00 PM
SAT MAR 23, 2013 SABRES CANADIENS 7:00 PM
TUE MAR 26, 2013 SABRES LIGHTNING 7:30 PM
THU MAR 28, 2013 SABRES PANTHERS 7:30 PM
SAT MAR 30, 2013 CAPITALS SABRES 7:00 PM
SUN MAR 31, 2013 BRUINS SABRES 7:00 PM
APRIL 2013
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET)
TUE APR 2, 2013 SABRES PENGUINS 7:30 PM
FRI APR 5, 2013 SENATORS SABRES 7:00 PM
SUN APR 7, 2013 DEVILS SABRES 7:00 PM
TUE APR 9, 2013 SABRES JETS 8:00 PM
THU APR 11, 2013 CANADIENS SABRES 7:00 PM
SAT APR 13, 2013 FLYERS SABRES 3:00 PM
SUN APR 14, 2013 LIGHTNING SABRES 5:00 PM
WED APR 17, 2013 SABRES BRUINS 7:30 PM
FRI APR 19, 2013 RANGERS SABRES 7:00 PM
SAT APR 20, 2013 SABRES PENGUINS 7:00 PM
MON APR 22, 2013 JETS SABRES 7:00 PM
FRI APR 26, 2013 ISLANDERS SABRES 7:00 PM
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