Just wandered around The Ralph, including a stop at the top of the stadium, and it's amazing. The people in the upper section have the best seats, without a doubt.
Another intriguing sight is the number of Penguins fans in the house. Sidney Crosby's 87, in the usual black and retro blue variations, is all over the place. So, Penguins followers, how'd you get all the tickets? Nice job.
Speaking of jerseys, if I could have the money from one minute worth of souvenir sales inside the stadium, I could take off until after the All-Star break.
And as far as game notes go, Sabres PR guru Kevin Snow locked up the note of the year on the first day. He writes: "Both the Sabres and Penguins are 0-0-0 all-time on Tuesdays in January when playing a game outdoors."
Eat your heart out, Elias Sports Bureau.