How to watch Buffalo Sabres vs. Carolina Hurricanes: NHL preseason time, TV, live stream

The Buffalo Sabers host the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, October 4 (10/4/2022) at the KeyBank Center as the NHL preseason continues.

The game will be televised in-store on MSG and nationally on NHL Network. It can be streamed live on fuboTV, DirecTV Stream and other live TV services.

The Sabers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1. Victor Olofsson, Tage Thompson and Jack Quinn each scored a goal for Buffalo.

This is the penultimate preseason game for the Sabers before the NHL regular season begins next week. They play the Pittsburgh Penguins for their final exhibition game on Friday.

How to turn on:

What: NHL preseason game

Who: Hurricanes @ Sabers

When: Tuesday, October 4th

Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo

time: 7 p.m. ET

TV: MSG (on the market), NHL Network

Channel finder: Verizon Fios, XFinity, Spectrum, Optimum/Altice, Cox, DirecTV, Dish

Live broadcast: fuboTV, DirectTV stream, loop, vidgo

Fans can stream the games on fuboTV or DirecTV Stream, both of which come with limited free trials for new subscribers.

Cable subscribers can log into with their cable credentials to enjoy a free live stream of the game.

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Story from The Associated Press

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — Rasmus Dahlin is tired of impressing others or caring what they think.

Once shy and shy, the 22-year-old defenseman for the Sabers and No. 1 draft pick arrived in Buffalo in 2018 full of confidence for his fifth training camp. Dahlin, no longer cautious when speaking in front of reporters, stood at the podium with a hand on his hip and discussed various topics: from the fury he was watching the playoffs for another spring on TV to revealing how much more self-confident he has become.

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“I realized early last season that being myself and not trying to be anyone on the ice will help me on the ice,” Dahlin said, referring to a season that was his first NHL stint All-Star Game performance ended with career-high goals (13) and points (68).

“Some guys probably won’t like it. Some guys love it. I don’t really care,” he added of his new approach. “I’ve always been like this. I hid it for a few years. But it comes back. I really enjoy competing. This is me.”

The maturity growth spurt Dahlin was experiencing could well indicate that a young Sabers team is showing signs of finally being on an uptrend.

“He embodies what we hope,” said coach Don Granato.

Hope is growing in Buffalo, where the Sabers endured a revolving door of general managers, coaches and high-paying players when last year they became the first team to miss the playoffs for 11 straight seasons.

Granato, entering his second full season, has introduced an aggressive style, insisting his players compete without fear of error. Meanwhile, third-year general manager Kevyn Adams brought the vision to rebuild the team around those who enjoy playing in Buffalo.

It’s a philosophy that saw Adams cleaning the house a year ago, with a series of trades that sent former captain Jack Eichel to Vegas, forward Sam Reinhart to Florida and defender Rasmus Ristolainen to Philadelphia. In return, Buffalo acquired a significant number of high-draft picks, as well as forward Alex Tuch — who, not coincidentally, grew up a Sabers fan outside of Syracuse, New York — and Peyton Krebs in the deal for Eichel.

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The upheaval saw numerous players, including Dahlin, grow into leadership roles.

The sample size is small, but the Sabers encouraged how they gelled, finishing last season 12-6-3 to end with a 32-39-11 record. Buffalo finished fifth in the Atlantic Division, the team’s best finish since finishing third in the 2011-12 season.

Careful not to mention the word “playoffs,” forward Kyle Okposo was cautiously optimistic about Buffalo’s potential, noting that surprise teams pop up every season.

“You have to be a bit lucky, but you have to be there every day,” said Okposo. “And that’s something with the young people in here, they’re learning how to become professionals. And that potential will only increase as they mature and develop.”


Much of the squad returns intact, with the only significant off-season additions being goalkeeper Eric Comrie and defenders Ilya Lyubushkin and Lawrence Pilut, returning after two seasons in Russia. Youngsters capable of cracking the lineup include forward Jack Quinn, who was drafted eighth in the 2020 draft, and JJ Peterka, a 2020 second-round pick.


Buffalo’s forte is a blue line with two No. 1 draft picks in Dahlin and Owen Power (2021), a contender for preseason NHL Rookie of the Year. Rounding out the expected top 7 are Pilut, Lyubushkin, Henri Jokiharju, Mattias Samuelsson and either Casey Fitzgerald or Jacob Bryson.


The Sabers expect to open the season with a tandem consisting of Craig Anderson, who is returning for a 20th NHL season after contemplating retirement, and Comrie, a journeyman backup who finished in the top 19 last year Playing his career with Winnipeg occurred. The original plan is for Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to continue his development in the minors.

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The Sabers intend to appoint a captain after dropping one last season. Okposo is a leading candidate to wear the C, with Dahlin, Tuch, Zemgus Girgensons and Dylan Cozens being considered as assistants.


Buffalo’s longest homestands are a pair of four players over a three-week period from late October through November. The team’s longest road trips are also four players and come in October and January. The Sabers will be on an eight-day hiatus from February 2nd to February 10th. The season opener takes place on October 13 at home against Ottawa.

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