BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills' run to the AFC championship game has had an impact on the Sabres' schedule.
The Sabres' game with the Washington Capitals next Sunday has been moved up, from 7 p.m. to 3 p.m.
That change, announced by the NHL on Sunday afternoon, was made to avoid a conflict with the AFC championship game, which will start at 6:40 p.m. next Sunday. The Bills will play either the Cleveland Browns or the Kansas City Chiefs, which is the No. 1 seed and last year's Super Bowl champion.
The Sabres have lost their first two games of the 56-game regular season, both at home to the Capitals.