The Buffalo Sabres are a professional ice hockey team based in Buffalo, New York. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was established in 1970, along with the Vancouver Canucks, when the league expanded to 14 teams. They have played at Key Bank Center since 1996. Prior to that, the Buffalo Sabres played at the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium from the inception of the franchise in 1970.