Hated in-state rivals Miami and Florida had not played each other since 2008, and will not be facing off again after Saturday for the foreseeable future.
Fans understood the historical significance of such scheduling, and showed up to Sun Life Stadium in droves. In fact, the program saw a new record set for attendance.
We have a set new Sun Life Stadium record for a #Canes home game: 76,869. Thanks to those fans in attendance for today’s game.
— Chris Yandle (@ChrisYandle) September 7, 2013