Sabres, Sharks play to sparse crowd due to Buffalo-area snowstorm
There was no snow day for the Buffalo Sabres.
The team played its Tuesday night game against the San Jose Sharks in the nearly empty First Niagara Center due to heavy snowfall that kept all by the most hardy—or is it foolhardy?—fans at home:
Even forward Patrick Kaleta found himself snowed in.
With five to six feet of snow expected in Western New York, the Sabres will be exchanging tickets for fans who got stuck at home. The team didn't offer an explanation as to why the game wasn't postponed, but the Sabres have a history of seeing these things through. Not a single one of their games was postponed due to weather between December 2000 and January 2014.
Despite not being able to make it to First Niagara, fans at least used their newfound free time to show support for their team:
According to the official NHL game summary, attendance for the game was 17,435, but that figure might be a little generous.
-- Anna Gallegos