BUFFALO (WKBW) Two teams, one cup, the Queen City divided.
At the Black Thorn Bar and Restaurant in South Buffalo, they have temporarily changed their rooting interests from the blue and gold of the Sabres to the black and red of the Blackhawks and South Buffalo native Patrick Kane.
"You should see a lot of South Buffalo support, a lot of big hockey fans always coming in here. The Kane family has been in here, plenty of times, great people, great family, and I'm sure everyone in here will be supporting Pat tonight," bartender Patrick Hayes said before Game 1.
But across town at Fountain Plaza and Delaware North, the feeling and the rooting interest couldn't be more different.
A Boston Bruins rally was held in the offices of Delaware North Wednesday afternoon, whose head man Jeremy Jacobs just happens to be the owner of the Bruins.
"It's important to the Jacobs family, and its an important part of Delaware North that we support the Bruins," Dan Zimmer of Delaware North said.
When Kane won the Stanley Cup in 2010, he brought it to Niagara Falls. Jacobs and the Bruins claimed it in 2011 and brought the cup to the Buffalo Zoo. So it looks like Buffalo will see the most famous trophy in sports very soon, even if it isn't the way Sabres fans might want.