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#41 SatansDevils

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:03 AM

Again, that *has* to be incorrect, because there were MANY empty seats in the upper section-- the upper section does not have access to these "bar's and lounges".. trust me <_<


No... but the upper levels have access to the restaurant with a better view of the game and good food. At the Prudential Center you cannot go by the 'empty seats' like back in the day of CAA. The Prudential Center you can watch the game from the restaurant and also watch it from the lower concourse from behind the goal opposite of the goal bar. I believe it when they say it is sold out and tickets were purchased. It is nice to see Game 1 of Round 1 sold out.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:25 AM

I'll be the first to admit I was surprised it was sellout. Wednesday night vs Carolina, prices for first round, did not expect it.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:46 AM

After years of hearing all the crap about how we never sell out in the first round or two ... The place looked filled up for the most part ... if the media wants to say we were sold out let them. It's better then hearing about all the empty seats during our playoff runs at the old CAA. More importantly the players liked the feel of the place and the crowd reactions.

Great post! I agree 100 percent!
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:25 PM

We all knew that a major key to beating the Canes was staying out of the box. The Devils did exactly that for most of the game last night and were able to win. As the game wore on it looked like the Canes were diving more and more, so kudos to the refs for not falling for it. The discipline needs to be maintained for the Devils to have a shot at winning this series. Great start.

As for the attendance, I was as surprised as anyone that the game was a sellout ... there were definitely small chunks of empty seats scattered around the arena. But the key is that the balconies and center ice-mezzanine seats were fairly full. If those seats sell, then a sellout isn't as surprising anymore.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:32 PM

There was a guy behind me with an air horn that left after the first period and never returned.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 01:56 PM

Some late thoughts: Brodeur did a great job when it was 0-0, the Canes had a few chances that were pretty close. Give the guy props, he did his job tonight.

I don't know how good/bad the Canes played, but will it really matter if we play like that all playoffs?
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:09 PM

Maybe just maybe the Canes "bad play" was a result of the Devils "playing well"? ;)
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:11 PM

Maybe just maybe the Canes "bad play" was a result of the Devils "playing well"? ;)




I tend to think so, but I also think Carolina is a better team than what we saw last night. I expect a much tougher game tomorrow.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:15 PM

I expect a much tougher game tomorrow.

So do I...

Edited by hattrick, 16 April 2009 - 02:18 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

I tend to think so, but I also think Carolina is a better team than what we saw last night. I expect a much tougher game tomorrow.


I expect both teams to play better. If Rod is ailing, its going to be interesting how Carolina responds.
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 03:27 PM

No... but the upper levels have access to the restaurant with a better view of the game and good food. At the Prudential Center you cannot go by the 'empty seats' like back in the day of CAA. The Prudential Center you can watch the game from the restaurant and also watch it from the lower concourse from behind the goal opposite of the goal bar. I believe it when they say it is sold out and tickets were purchased. It is nice to see Game 1 of Round 1 sold out.

I seriously doubt there were half-section worth of people in the restaurant. Again, it was an AWESOME crowd, intense and loud-- it may have been "sold out", but it was not of 100% capacity
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Posted 17 April 2009 - 12:22 AM

I tend to think so, but I also think Carolina is a better team than what we saw last night. I expect a much tougher game tomorrow.


Precisely! This series is far from over. All we have proved (thus'far) is we can win as many playoff games as we won last year.
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Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:08 PM

I just followed a link from Puck Daddy to this thread....nice.
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