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Devils at Penguins - Pregame - 10-24-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

PREGAME

-Greetings from a cloudy, late October day in Pittsburgh. Just a bleh day. It was dry enough to park downtown and walk up to Mellon Arena however. This is left over from last night. A Quebec license plate in the garage at Chatham Center:

-PPG Place against a gray sky:

-Looking south on Stanwix Street:

-The construction at Market Square which is apparently fine to show off when every major world leader isn't in town:

-There's a "Matrix" joke in here some where:

-Unlicensed merchandise is awesome:

-The Warner Centre is one of our favorite buildings downtown:

-From Steel town to Sports town:

-A pretty cool advertisment at a bus stop for the Warhol Museum:

-Looking south on Ross Street:

-Consol Energy Center:

-The current facility:

-The ice:

-A Ron Francis jersey in the Igloo Club:

-This is from last night. FSN Pittsburgh caught this kid who apparently drank 42 Cokes during the game:

-Some sights around the arena. Here's an odd jersey foul. A Mattias Norstrom Kings jersey:

-We're all for reliable, steady shot-blocking Swedish defensemen, but that has no place here.

-This. Is. Obscure. A Joel Kwiatkowski practice jersey:

-Another obscure one. Vitaly Vishnevski:

-Jean Pronovost:

-Warm ups:

-The Penguins' scratches are Sergei Gonchar and Chris Bourque.

-The Devils' scratches are Matt Halischuk (Thank goodness we don't have to spell that more than once), Andrew Peters and Mike Mottau.

-Marc-Andre Fleury and Martin Brodeur are your starting goaltenders.

-We're not sure if we've mentioned this or not, but Brooks Orpik is wearing an "A" in Sergei Gonchar's absence.

-The most flamboyant butt-cut in the national anthem business, Jeff Jimerson, does what he does best:

-Click here for the first period.

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