The Bell Centre was hell to find and despite plenty of English in the Provence, the street signs are in French. That and the streets around the airport are just whacked! Somehow we found it despite looking for a building that looks like a traditional arena. That was half the problem, it looks like any other building in downtown. We just stumbled upon it.
The plan was to buy tickets out front. Ah the naivete, there were plenty of scalpers outside, but unlike my experience in Denver, these tickets were going for two and three times face value, not less than face value. The loser I eventually bought from didn't even know it was Rocket Richard pictured on the ticket.
Much to my girlfriend's delight, David Aebischer was starting in goal. But he got beat, giving up 4 goals on 34 shots. We wore our Avs jerseys to the game, was that a jersey foul? Hers was an Abby jersey, so that was probably ok.
Interesting thing about beer sales at the Bell Centre, you could get a lid for it. Smart idea for getting through the crowd and into your seat with no spillage! Odd thing was that I saw a lot of people just leave the lid on and drink it through a straw. Beer through a straw? Um, no.
If you ever get a chance to go to a Habs game in Montreal, do it. The arena is great, so much history, pictures everywhere, it's practically like a museum. We got there early and still didn't have nearly enough time to check it all out.
Trivia, what's a Hab, anyway?
-From the Point