'Rochester played two games in hockey starved Buffalo this season. Nearly 30 thousand saw the Amerks play. A record single game crowd for the team witnessed a win Tuesday.
Archives for December 2004
The Sabres Report - December 29, 2004
'A crowd of 17,898 fans watched at the HSBC Arena, the home rink of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. The crowd was the eighth-largest in AHL history, giving hockey-starved Buffalo Sabres fans a chance to watch the organization's prospects as the NHL lockout continues.'
'The contest was the second visit to HSBC Arena by the Amerks in 2004-05. The first game featured an Amerks’ 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks on November 5th in front of a franchise-record crowd of 12,126.'
The Sabres Report - December 28, 2004
'Veteran tough guy Rob Ray sued the NHL Players Association, claiming he has been shut out of the union's lockout compensation fund as punishment because he said in October he would return to the ice if the NHL used replacement players.'
'The game will reawaken HSBC Arena. More than 14,000 tickets had been sold by Monday afternoon, and a strong walk-up crowd could push the attendance to a level the Sabres would consider impressive for a Tuesday night NHL contest.'