Yeah, we're in the office, but we're not complaining. (Other than having to watch "Sports Soup" instead of a real pregame show that is.) With a fairly light workload, we were able to run up to Mellon Arena (on our way to Chipotle in Oakland admittedly) and check out that amazing scene.
-These folks were across Washington Place in a flatbed truck just chilling:
-They gave us a Starburst. Cool folks.
-The northbound lane on Washington Place is shut down for the overflow crowd:
-Jersey foul. A Johan Santana t-shirt jersey. And a chair foul with the Bears chair:
-Unlike Rick Kehoe, someone found some use for a Kris Beech jersey:
-These folks lugged a sofa, an area rug and a coffee table up to the arena:
-Disclaimer: We made the unfortunate decision to wander up to Mellon Arena from the Post-Gazette's office while wearing a Minnesota North Stars jersey. We felt a little out of place but more than a few fans said complimented us.
-Mike Brinton and company are tailgating at RBC Center and representing The Pensblog:
-Marc-Andre Fleury and Cam Ward are your starting goaltenders.
-The Penguins are sticking with seven defenseman. Their scratches are Pascal Dupuis, Alex Goligoski, Chris Minard, Petr Sykora, Jeff Taffe, Eric Godard, Dustin Jeffrey, Ben Lovejoy and John Curry.
-Tuomo Ruutu will make his return to the lineup after missing Game 2 due to an injury. The Hurricanes' scratches are Brandon Sutter, Michael Ryan, Zach Boychuk, Brett Carson, Bryan Rodney, Anton Babchuk, Tim Conboy, Patrick Dwyer, Drayson Bowman, Dwight Helminen and Justin Peters.