Fri., Dec. 14, 2007 Back at the Verizon Center in D.C. with my dad for another 7 p.m. Sabres / Caps game. This time our seats were in section 401, row G. There was a large crowd, many of which were Sabres fans all decked out in their various Sabres gear! They weren’t shy about being vocal.
At one point during a “break” they put the camera on a soldier in the Walter Reed section (Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Caps, has a special section designated for military men/women.) The crowd went nuts clapping for the guy — they spontaneously all began to stand up and shouted USA, USA!!! The soldier started to tear up … it was a very powerful/moving moment.
Overall it was a really well played game by both teams. Miller (#30) made MANY great saves. There were no real fights between the players to report. The final score was Sabres 5, Caps 3. Next stop, a mini road trip to Buffalo for the Winter Classic game. Go Sabres!!!