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The game between the Calgary Flames and the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 22, 1987 wasn't expected to be a historic affair. But close to two feet of snow descending on the tri-state area turned it into one of the most unusual evenings in the history of the National Hockey League.

The Devils expected 11,000 fans -- the number of tickets sold -- for the game. But with horrible weather causing severe traffic congestion, only 334 fans made it to the arena.

The Devils beat the Calgary Flames 7-5 after the game eventually was played, after a delay of several hours. A special bond was forged between the fans and players who were there that night.

They became part of the 334 Club.