The Ottawa Senators may have to attempt to avoid elimination in front of some empty seats.
In advance of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and with Ottawa's season on the line, plenty of tickets remained available as of Tuesday morning.
And it's not sitting well with owner Eugene Melnyk.
"It’s very disturbing, however, knowing the players and coaches they will be trying their hardest for Ottawa," Melnyk said, per Bruce Garrioch of Postmedia.
On Monday, the team sent out a plea to its fans for support, with help from goalie Craig Anderson.
The Senators previously failed to sell out Game 1 of their second-round series against the New York Rangers, when only 16,744 of 18,572 seats were filled for the 2-1 win.