BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres and the NHL have announced the team's schedule for the 2012-13 regular season.
The NHL and NHL Players Association signed off on a memorandum of understanding Saturday night that allows training camps to open Sunday and a 48-game season to begin next Saturday.
According to a release, Buffalo will open the season at home on Sunday, Jan. 20 against the Philadelphia Flyers and will wrap up their schedule at home with Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, April 26 against the New York Islanders.
You can watch the Buffalo Sabres Home Opener against the Philadelphia Flyers on NBC and Channel 2 on Sunday, January 20th at 12:30 p.m. at the First Niagara Center.
The Sabres will play on consecutive nights nine times this season.
The team will also play more Sunday games than usual this season, with 11 Sunday dates on the abbreviated schedule, including seven at First Niagara Center.
The number of afternoon games has also increased significantly, with nine weekend games starting at or before 5 p.m., up from four last season.
The Sabres also announced the variable ticket pricing plan for all 24 Sabres home games in the 2012-13 season.
The variable pricing plan breaks games down into four classifications to determine ticket price for the season: Gold, Silver, Bronze and Value. Games have been categorized based on the opponent, time of year, day of week, classic rivalries and games against marquee players.
Buffalo Sabres 2012-13 Regular Season Schedule:
Sunday January 20 PHILADELPHIA 12:30 p.m.
Monday January 21 @ Toronto 7:00 p.m.
Thursday January 24 @ Carolina 7:00 p.m.
Friday January 25 CAROLINA 7:00 p.m.
Sunday January 27 @ Washington 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday January 29 TORONTO 7:00 p.m.
Thursday January 31 @ Boston 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 2 @ Montreal 2:00 p.m.
Sunday February 3 FLORIDA 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday February 5 @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m.
Thursday February 7 MONTREAL 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 9 @ NY Islanders 7:00 p.m.
Sunday February 10 BOSTON 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday February 12 @ Ottawa 7:30 p.m.
Friday February 15 BOSTON 7:00 p.m.
Sunday February 17 PITTSBURGH 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday February 19 WINNIPEG 7:00 p.m.
Thursday February 21 @ Toronto 7:00 p.m.
Saturday February 23 NY ISLANDERS 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday February 26 @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Thursday February 28 @ Florida 7:30 p.m.
Saturday March 2 NEW JERSEY 3:00 p.m.
Sunday March 3 @ NY Rangers 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 5 @ Carolina 7:00 p.m.
Thursday March 7 @ New Jersey 7:00 p.m.
Sunday March 10 @ Philadelphia 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday March 12 NY RANGERS 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 16 OTTAWA 3:00 p.m.
Sunday March 17 @ Washington 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 19 @ Montreal 7:30 p.m.
Thursday March 21 TORONTO 7:00 p.m.
Saturday March 23 @ Montreal 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday March 26 @ Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.
Thursday March 28 @ Florida 7:30 p.m.
Saturday March 30 WASHINGTON 7:00 p.m.
Sunday March 31 BOSTON 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 2 @ Pittsburgh 7:30 p.m.
Friday April 5 OTTAWA 7:00 p.m.
Sunday April 7 NEW JERSEY 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday April 9 @ Winnipeg 8:00 p.m.
Thursday April 11 MONTREAL 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 13 PHILADELPHIA 3:00 p.m.
Sunday April 14 TAMPA BAY 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday April 17 @ Boston 7:30 p.m.
Friday April 19 NY RANGERS 7:00 p.m.
Saturday April 20 @ Pittsburgh 7:00 p.m.
Monday April 22 WINNIPEG 7:00 p.m.
Friday April 26 NY ISLANDERS 7:00 p.m.