'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.
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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.'
'The Amerks have sold more than 14,100 tickets for tonight's 7:05 game against the Edmonton Road Runners at Buffalo's HSBC Arena, eclipsing the franchise record of 12,126 set when the Amerks defeated Cincinnati 3-1 in Buffalo on Nov. 5.'
'So, one evening when Deborah Patrick attended her once-a-week yoga class in suburban Buffalo, her husband, the Sabres' most experienced defenceman, went too. He thought it would be easy — a little stretching, a bunch of poses. He finished 90 minutes later covered in sweat. "I felt like I got an adjustment on my whole body," Mr. Patrick said. "It was a physical workout. I kick myself for not doing this sooner."'
'The minor-league Rochester Americans will play their second home game of the 2004-05 season in Buffalo, hosting the Edmonton Road Runners at 7:05 p.m.'
'The Rochester Americans will bring hockey back to Buffalo for the holidays in late December when they host the Edmonton Road Runners in the second American Hockey League game of the season at HSBC Arena on Tuesday, December 28th at 7:05 p.m. If the contest is anything like the first Amerks game in Buffalo, the crowd is in for another historic night.'
The Sabres Report - December 24, 2004
'In addition to the $17 million offer for Empire's assets, NXT also would pay the Buffalo Sabres $8.5 million for broadcast rights to the team's NHL games. Pollack also proposed to enter into a five-year agreement with Adelphia to carry Empire's programming.'