HELSINKI, Finland -- The Sabres have practiced for consecutive days in Hartwall Arena, skating on the main rink that will be used when they play Anaheim on Friday in the season opener. It's actually a bummer.
Two floors below the main rink is a practice rink blasted out of the surrounding rock. It's unlike any rink I've ever seen, and it would be a cool one to skate on. The Ducks did today.
Here's a photo of the practice rink and another of the main rink, used by legendary Finnish team Jokerit. (For those curious about the second one, it's the 360 Panorama app for iPhone, and it's awesome.)