No, the Buffalo Sabres were eliminated in the first round by the Boston Bruins in 6 games.
Their first season was 1969-70
Willie O'Ree was the first black player, 1958, Boston Bruins. He was Canadian, born in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The first African-American was Valmore James, 1981, Buffalo Sabres, born in Ocala, Florida.
If you mean the first black player to play for the Sabres , it was Tony McKegney. The first black player born in the USA was Val James who was from Florida.
The Buffalo Sabres play in the Northeast Division of the Eastern Division of the National Hockey League. The have in Buffalo New York since 1970 and play in the First Niagara Center.
As far I am able to determine, it was defenseman Jim Watson.
Uwe Krupp played in the National Hockey League for the several teams including the Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders.
The arena is currently called First Niagara Center and is located in downtown Buffalo. The address is 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203