Monday, September 6, 2010

Tower of Power

For the Sabres 40th Anniversary Exhibit (see below), to compliment some of the awesome memorabilia from the BHEM collection, we created some pucktacular pieces to represent some of Buffalo's hockey milestones. Here is a sneak-peak: a little item I refer to as HASEK'S TOWER.

This stack of 70 pucks are speared on a steel stand we had custom built. It was designed by our OtherWisz team, welded and 'pucks a-drilled' in Holland, NY and it was delivered today! This display item (shown here, not in the display case yet) will be a part of a Dominik Hasek section at the start of the second case. This cool tower-o-pucks was designed specifically to commemorate a legendary 70-save game starring the Dominator.

The game is told as... On April 27, 1994 in the Memorial Auditorium, the Sabres were playing in the 6th game of their first round playoff series versus the New Jersey Devils. Ending at 1:52 AM the next morning, the game went into 4 overtime periods as both Hasek and Devil Brodeur dueled to the finish. Dave Hannah scored on Buffalo's 50th shot to win the game 1-0. Hasek ended up making 70 saves in a single game, 39 in the overtime periods alone. Last season (2009-10) THE average shots per NHL game was only 31.something-something... Fantastic Sabres moment remembered in a cool stack of pucks.

ALL ABOUT THE EXHIBIT: Come see the full exhibit commemorating 40 years of cool Buffalo Sabres hockey moments based on items from the Buffalo Hockey Experience + Museum's permanent collection. It all goes on display at HSBC Arena for the first pre-season Sabres game and will be up all season, 2nd floor, on either side of the big center bar overlooking the entrance. To find out more, stay tuned!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dave Hannan