March 9, 1986.
Gilbert Perreault takes a pass from Mike Foligno and beats Devils’ goalie Alain Chevrier with a quick shot from the slot, scoring the 500th goal of his NHL career. Perrault would retire after the 1986-87 season, but not before putting up 512 goals and 814 assists.
And he did it all in a Sabres uniform.
If you got all caught up in the spirit of that 500th mark, be sure to head on down to Lackawanna High School (550 Martin Road) for a game tonight between the Buffalo Sabres Alumni and the School faculty. It’s a basketball game, but it’s for the good cause of education. Game time is 7pm.
Go Sabres. Go Faculty.