Saturday, December 15, 2007
Snow Leaves Garden Nearly Empty
I didn’t have time to mention Friday about the New England snow storm’s affect on attendance at the Boston Bruins Thursday night game against the New Jersey Devils. Heavy snow and slick roads in Boston left TD Banknorth Garden nearly empty for the Devils 3-1 victory. The lack of fans didn’t adversely affect the Devils’ Mike Mottau, who jokingly told reporters, "I think the ushers and the families were the only ones in the stands. It's always nice to play an NHL game – fans or no fans." The announced paid attendance for the game was 12,064. During pregame introductions, the Garden lights were dimmed and falling snow flakes were shown on the Jumbotron and message boards that ring the arena.