Buffalo snowstorm causes postponement of Rangers-Sabres game

Friday's Rangers-Sabres game has been postponed by the NHL due to the lake-effect snow storm hittng the Buffalo region.

Make-up date to be announced

The Buffalo Sabres' game on Friday against the New York Rangers has been postponed due to the extensive snowstorm in the region. The NFL is still deciding what to do with Sunday's Bills game in Orchard Park, N.Y., pictured here. (Harry Scull Jr./The Associated Press)

The NHL has postponed the Sabres' home game against the New York Rangers on Friday night due to a severe lake-effect storm hitting the Buffalo region.

The league made the announcement Thursday.

The decision comes while many communities south and east of downtown Buffalo have been blanked by a storm that has dumped 5 feet of snow since Monday. Another 1 to 3 feet was projected to fall by Friday.

Though downtown Buffalo, where the Sabres play, is mostly unaffected by the storm, there are numerous driving bans throughout the region which make it difficult for fans to get to the arena.

On Tuesday, an estimated crowd of 6,200 was able to attend Buffalo's 4-1 home win against San Jose.

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