If you BE-LIEVE in sports superstitions, Sabres Play by Play man Rick Jeanneret might not ever return to the press box at First Niagara Center.
The Sabres won their first game on home ice last night and Jeaneret was announcing the game from between the benches because the arena elevator couldn't get off the ground floor.
The elevator that runs to the press box was down earlier in the day and at the time Jeanneret joked that he would just have to do the game from between the benches. It didn't take long for the joke to become reality.
When the game began, Jeanneret was next to Rob Ray in the broadcaster's section between the benches, full helmet and shield.
Here's some YouTube Videos of what it looked like: