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Sabres at Penguins - Pregame - 03-02-10

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

PREGAME

Greetings from a brisk, ugy day from Pittsburgh. It's in the mid 30s. Cloudy as all heck. If there's any consolation, at least the snow is melting. Some sights from today. Consol Energy Center prior to this morning's skate:

-Mellon Arena:

-The Sabres arriving for the morning skate:

-See this little brown blob?

-That's Ray Shero texting away your fantasy hockey dreams on his BlackBerry. Using new EN survelliance equipment, we took a closer look at what he was messaging:

-Brooks Orpik being popular:

-Sidney Crosby singing autographs and being a big un-American jerk:

-Walking up from dowtown this evening. The Oliver Building:

-See, if you win the gold medal in Canada, you get on the cover of Sports Ilustrated:

-If you carry around Roberto Luongo's bags, you get a pedestrian map in downtown Pittsburgh:

-Mellon Arena:

-One brave Derek Roy fan:

-A Paul Coffey fan:

-Tonight's giveaway are hockey cards:

-Cotton candy heeeee!!!! Cotton candy heeee!!!

-A Marc-Andre Fleury Team Canada t-shirt jersey:

-Plenty of these:

-Plenty of these:

-And only one of these:

(We need to clean our lense.)

-Tim Connolly:

-This is a sharp fan wearing a Tyler Myers jersey:

-A mid-2000s Ryan Miller fan:

-Ulf Samuelsson:

-Kevin Stevens:

-Here's one of the best finds of the season. Denis Herron:

-One of our all-time favorite players. Pat LaFontaine:

-Warm ups:

-The Penguins' scratches are Eric Godard, the less than great Martin Skoula and Jay McKee.

-The Sabres' scratches are Steve Montador, Matt Ellis and Nathan Paetsch.

-Brent Johnson and Patrick Lalime are your starting goaltenders.

-In case you're wondering, there are no visiting scouts here at all tonight. Kind of odd.

-During the ceremony to honor Olympians, some fans actually boo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff. Way to be classy.

-The ovation for Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller was stunning. It was honestly, playoff loud for Ryan Miller. The visiting goaltender. We understand it. We agree with it. We just didn't expect it.

-The spotlight was actually placed on the wrong tunnel when Miller was honored initially.

-Many fans actually booed Sidney Crosby when he was acknowledged. Wow. Way to be xenophobic Pittsburgh.

-A man who never hears booing, Jeff Jimerson:

-Click here for the first period.

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