The Buffalo Sabres will be back in action this Thursday night, when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets at the KeyBank Center.

The season hasn't gone exactly the way fans wanted it too, and the team has that sentiment as well, as Buffalo is looking at the 11th straight year without a playoff appearance.

That's not to say the season has been a failure entirely; they're far more entertaining than a year ago, when fans were miserable watching the team under former head coach Ralph Krueger.

The Sabres play a better brand of hockey and are more fun in the offensive zone, with young talents like Tage Thompson, Dylan Cozens and Rasmus Dahlin. Head coach Don Granato is the right coach for a rebuilding team like Buffalo.

There is something that fans can't wait for to happen this season, and it's just one month away.

In case you didn't know, the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs will play in the 2022 Heritage Classic.

The Heritage Classic is an outdoor game, that usually pits two Canadian-based teams against one another, but this year, the Sabres will play in the game as the first U.S.-based team to play in the outdoor game. The game will be played in Hamilton, Ontario, at Tim Hortons Field.

The Heritage Classic doesn't happen annually, but every three years.

The game will be played on Sunday, March 13th at 4 pm.

Here's the logo for this year's Heritage Classic.

As for the jerseys the Leafs and Sabres will wear, that has not been made public yet. Will they be different than what the teams wear now? Usually, teams wear classic designed jerseys for the Winter and Heritage Classic outdoor games, but we still have not heard anything.

I'm thinking we should get the jersey unveilings in the next week or two.

This will be the Sabres third outdoor game. They played in the first Winter Classic on January 1st, 2008 at what was then called Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and then the 2018 Winter Classic at Citi Field against the New York Rangers.

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