Hey guys! Just caught up on some sleep as I took the red eye back, but I wanted to share my experience with the board. I did find out where the Devils were staying, but by accident. Was walking Monday afternoon at around 4:45 local time and there's a bus outside a hotel (one I normally stay at, but stayed with friends this trip). Look to my right and Elias is standing right there on his phone. The rest of the team comes out of the hotel in increments, there were about 10 other fans outside waiting for autographs and pictures. I was able to get pics with Elias, Cammy, Zubrus, Zid, Schneider, Havlat, Gelinas, and Zajac. Everyone was in a bit of a hurry, and seemed a little annoyed that people wanted to talk to them, but thats pro sports for ya.
Got to the arena a little early and watched the last 5 minutes of warm ups, I will post pics later, but nothing fancy. Got up to my seats and the first thing I noticed is that there was not nearly enough light in the arena. That's why it looks dried out on TV, it actually is dried out. It's still relatively light, but there isn't enough focused on the ice. Great game, lots of hustle and they never gave up. Got to see the GWG but left with 13 min left in the 3rd to catch my flight at the airport about 10 minutes away.
Notes on the arena itself:
•Food was not so great. I got Chicken fingers/fries for $9.50, but they were rock solid. Lots of tables to eat at on little balcony's around the concourse.
•One main concourse with stairs either up or down to your section.
•Sharks reps were handing out game day stat papers as you walk around the concourse, very nice!
•Saw about 200-300 other Devils fans there, not a bad turnout, but less than I expected.
If I left anything out I'll probably post it later, but if anyone has any questions I'll be glad to answer!!