It was an amazing experience and one that only needs to be had once to be honest. The sight lines are terrible unless you were in the upper deck (I assume they are better in the upper deck infield but I didn't go look). We couldn't see one side of the ice, or the bottom of either net. While the sight lines were bad, the atmosphere was amazing. It was cool to see that many people pack into the stadium in the freezing cold to watch hockey. Nothing is like seeing the Rangers at the Garden, but this was definitely worth the experience, the cost of extra layers, hand warmers, foot warmers, body warmers, and programs. We managed to stay warm with the exception of our toes, that was pretty rough I'm not even going to lie.
Yes, that is me and yes that is snow piling up on me. The disposable heated blanket was pretty clutch though.
This was our view from Section 104, Row 27W.... (What might the stand for, you ask?)
It stood for wheelchair accessible apparently.... So we had a giant square of space all to ourselves. I had no idea how my friend bought these, but I was happy to not be surrounded by people.
There was no giveaway at the gate which made me sad. I was hoping for something free. I like free stuff. Right behind my section, there was a Panini booth. Win. They were giving away Sticker Albums and stadium series exclusive sticker sheets to start the album. While this was cool, all I was thinking was thanks for sucking me into completing this. Damn marketing! They also had Henrik Lundqvist and Martin Brodeur Stadium Series exclusive cards. So I grabbed a pile of Hank cards. If anyone is interested in a contest to win a Henrik card, leave a comment and let me know so we can set up a contest.
Here are the rest of the pics I took today. There weren't many because I was not taking my gloves off to operate my phone in the arctic.
The outcome of this game could not have been better. Good guys win 7-3!