This past Memorial Day, Julie and I attended Game One of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Center in which the Penguins defeated the Sharks 3-2. In the past we’ve attended Stanley Cup Final games at the United Center and Joe Louis Arena but this was by far the best experience. The crowd at the arena was amazing, the people in our section were great. All around great atmosphere.
The Penguins jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead before the Sharks came back late. The Penguins were able to get a late goal for the win in the final minutes. I’m pretty sure all but one of the five goals scored were on our side of the rink. I’ve only been in the lower bowl a couple of times and never in a playoff game. It’s hard to appreciate on TV how fast the game is and how large the players are compared in person.
*Max Talbot (and a not pictured Antonio Brown) were a section over from us and down several rows.
****Julie and I had a great time, we got our free t-shirts and a victory.
***** Previous Stanley Cup Finals: 2013 – Game Two, 2010 – Game Five, 2010 – Game One, 2009 – Game One, 2008 – Game Two, and 2008 – Game One.