Sabres to broadcast run to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final

April 26, 2020
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The Buffalo Sabres announced their next schedule of classic games to be broadcasted on MSG that will feature five of their best games from their playoff run in 1999 leading up to the Stanley Cup Final.

Catch a game from the 1999 Stanley Cup playoffs each weeknight on @MSGNetworks for the next two weeks!

Check out the upcoming #SabresClassics schedule: https://t.co/cEaCaAsiGU

*All games air at 8 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/Dz59ScyLWJ

— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) April 23, 2020

Monday night will feature the Sabres' Game 4 matchup against the Ottawa Senators in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, where Buffalo earned a 4-3 win to sweep the Senators in four games and advance in the playoffs. Vaclav Varada had a three-point night (2+1) for the Sabres, while Buffalo also got goals from forward Erik Rasmussen and defenseman Alexei Zhitnik, and Dominik Hasek stood on his head with a 40-save performance at Marine Midland Arena.

The seventh-seeded Sabres were able to upset the second-seeded Senators in four straight games as they went on the road and earned two wins in Ottawa, before finishing off the series in Buffalo with two wins on home ice.

Buffalo then faced the sixth-seeded Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where the Sabres managed to take the series in six games and advance to a second-consecutive Eastern Conference Final.

Tuesday night will see Game 4 of the series between both teams, where Buffalo earned a 3-0 shutout win to take a 3-1 series lead. Hasek shut the door on Boston with a 24-save performance, while the Sabres got some offense from the likes of Zhitnik, Varada and captain Michael Peca.

The Sabres wrapped up the series in Game 6 on home ice as they skated away with a 3-2 win. Goals for the Sabres came from Peca, Wayne Primeau and Curtis Brown, and Hasek turned away 23 of 25 shots faced to eliminate their division rival. That game will be broadcasted on Wednesday night.

In the Eastern Conference Final, the Sabres matched up with their arch rival up Queen Elizabeth Way in the Toronto Maple Leafs, where Buffalo managed to win the series in just five games and advance to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1975.

Thursday night will feature Game 1 of the series that saw Buffalo skate away with a 5-4 victory on the road at Air Canada Centre. After falling behind 3-2 in the second period, Stu Barnes got the game-tying goal in the second period on the power play, and then it was Brown and Geoff Sanderson who added two third period goals to put the Sabres ahead 5-3. Toronto would add one more goal to cut the deficit to one, but backup Dwayne Roloson held down the lead late as he earned Buffalo the win and a 1-0 series lead.

Finally, Friday night will showcase Buffalo's 4-2 win in Game 3 of the series to put Buffalo up 2-1 in the series. After going into the first intermission down 1-0, the Sabres got three unanswered second period goals from Miroslav Satan, Joe Juneau and Barnes to go up 3-1 just 7:38 into the period. In Hasek's return to the net for Buffalo, he made 24 saves on 26 shots faced to give Buffalo the advantage in the series.

All of these games will start the broadcast at 8 p.m. on MSG.