The snow is still falling gently and the first fans are coming into the seating bowl, with Sabres and Penguins jersey both represented. The early birds got a treat with the end of Ronan Tynan's rehearsal of "God Bless America" from the stage set up on the corner of the field at the scoreboard end. At the tunnel end are booths for CBC and NBC.
NHL officials are skating on the ice testing it out and the zamboni making more passes. A couple Pittsburgh reporters just told me some Penguins were complaining about a hole that developed just inside the blue line at the tunnel end of the ice near the end of yesterday's practice. Worth watching to see if the ice starts to break down at all in the third period.