Terry Pegula visited the Sabres' locker room after Wednesday's 4-1 win over Atlanta and was presented the game puck by Lindy Ruff. He was still inside when the doors opened to the media and reporters swarmed him as he turned around after congratulating Tyler Myers at the big guy's locker.
Pegula was not visible to many fans during the game because he was in the back of the owner's box watching the game on television with the French Connection. One problem: He had no idea he was actually in the owner's box. Asked where he was, he drew laughs when he said, "I don't know where the owner's box is. I was in a box. Was I in the owner's box?"
He admitted his first game as owner was a blur. He couldn't remember who gave him the puck until a PR official reminded him it was Ruff.
"I've never done this before. I had the double-whammy," he said. "I spoke with the French Connection all night and watched the game on the television in the back. It was a thrill."
Here's the audio from Pegula's chat with reporters.