Mon., Nov. 26, 2007
I went to the Sabres / Caps game at the Verizon Center in D.C. with my dad and little bro. Our seats were in section 416, row G. The crowd was very sparse, which wasn’t surprising considering it was a Monday evening. The game started at 7 p.m. but due to lovely traffic we arrived at 7:25 p.m. right in the middle of a good old-fashioned hockey fight.
During the first intermission my brother and I walked around scoping out all the fans. Sabres fans waaaaaaay outnumber Caps fans. There were an array of Sabres jerseys everywhere you looked — from the classic blue circle logo, to the fierce black/red Buffalo, to the current gold/blue swoosh Buffalo. One big guy had on an original jersey, a large Sabres flag that he wore like a cape and a buffalo horns cap. There was an entire family dressed in matching jerseys who I dubbed the Von Sabres.
I wasn’t able to take any pictures of the action because my cell phone had died. It was a great game overall … the Sabres beat the Caps 3 to 1!!! The next time these two teams face-off will be on Fri., Dec. 14. I’ll make sure my cell phone is fully charged to capture highlights.