It was a scene I was familiar with.
Growing up an Arizona Cardinals season ticket holder, I
went to plenty of games where we were outnumbered by the
opposing team’s fans. So what I saw Tuesday night was,
unfortunately, nothing new.
Jobing.com Arena was a sea of blue shirts, as Vancouver
Canucks fans made up a high percentage of the 16,691
people in attendance. They came hoping to see the best
team in hockey leave with a win, but instead saw the
hottest team in the league finish the month of February
with a 2-1 shootout win.
Needless to say, Canucks fans were fairly quiet on the way
out of the building.
“It was nice,” Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith said of
sending non-Coyotes fans away like that. “It was obviously
a passionate group and I respect that, but it was nice to
get the two points and kind of quiet the building a little