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The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League . The team was established in 1970, along with the Vancouver Canucks, when the league expanded to 14 teams. They have played at KeyBank Center since 1996. Prior to that, the Buffalo Sabres played at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium from the start of the franchise in 1970. The Sabres are owned by Terry Pegula and coached by Dan Bylsma.

Buffalo Sabres
2016–17 Buffalo Sabres season
Buffalo Sabres Logo.svg
Conference Eastern
Division Atlantic
Founded 1970
History Buffalo Sabres
1970–present
Home arena KeyBank Center
City Buffalo, New York
Colors

Navy Blue, Gold, Silver, White

                   
Media MSG Western New York
WGR 550
Bell
Sabres Hockey Network
Owner(s) Terrence Pegula
General manager Tim Murray
Head coach Dan Bylsma
Captain Brian Gionta
Minor league affiliates Rochester Americans (AHL)
Elmira Jackals (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 0
Conference championships 2 (1974–75, 1998–99)
Presidents' Trophy 1 (2006–07)
Division championships 6 (1974–75, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1996–97, 2006–07, 2009–10)
Official website www.nhl.com/sabres

The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was established in 1970, along with the Vancouver Canucks, when the league expanded to 14 teams. They have played at KeyBank Center since 1996. Prior to that, the Buffalo Sabres played at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium from the start of the franchise in 1970. The Sabres are owned by Terry Pegula and coached by Dan Bylsma.

The team has twice advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals, losing to the Philadelphia Flyers in 1975 and to the Dallas Stars in 1999. The best known line in team history is The French Connection, which consisted of Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin and Rene Robert. All three players have had their sweater numbers (11, 7 and 14, respectively) retired and a statue erected in their honor at KeyBank Center in 2012. Tim Horton (2), Pat LaFontaine (16), Danny Gare (18) and Dominik Hasek (39) have also had their jersey numbers retired.