So tonight we made one of our extremely rare trips to Newark to see a Devils game in person, and we brought Patty (In New Jersey) with us. As a special treat to reward her for traveling all the way from Dallas to watch them play, the Devils won 2-0 in what could definitely not be termed a barnburner. Of course, once the game was over it seemed the whole of it was greater than the sum of its parts as a hockey game, and the experience of being there in person was truly delightful. We’d write some kind of statbitty, analytical discussion of everything we saw, but it’s 12:30 in the morning, we’re exhausted, and it’s just a lot easier to put up all our pictures from the game. Because a picture’s worth a thousand words, right? Right?
We brought the Devils logo bokeh filter that Schnookie made up to the arena, and she had a blast taking it for a spin before skatearound.
Yes, we bought food from concession stands when we arrived at The Rawk tonight. And then we got to our seats and found out that “club seats” means you get free food. Whoops.
We were pretty sure that Patty would have come all this way and we’d end up seeing Danis, so it was very exciting to see Marty lead the way out for skatearound.
From our seats, with the 18-250 at its zoomiest, we could just catch a glimpse of Chico in the broadcast booth. His rug looks so lifelike!
The wide angle view from our awesome, awesome seats.
Our seats were only accessible through the Fire Lounge. Who knew?! Life in the Fire Lounge is swanky and wonderful. If the arena weren’t a bajillion hours away, we could be easily talked back into season tickets if we could sit in section 18 all the time!
This is our favorite bit of artwork at the arena. If the Devils ever decide they don’t want it, we’ll take it off their hands.