The New Jersey Devils (undefeated) take on the Philadelphia Flyers (winless) in tonight’s preseason matchup.
Follow all the action here as I live blog the game right from enemy territory!
That’s right, I’ll be inside Wells Fargo Center for the game.
Wish me luck… and here goes:
10:43 p.m. – Home! My journey has come to an end.
Sweet non-loss for the Devils! They remain unbeaten this preseason.
Unfortunately, that only ties them with 28 other teams for first overall in the league this preseason.
Somehow, the Leafs are alone in last.
9:44 p.m. – Replaying some of the game in my head. There was absolutely no offense. Or defense. Or checking. Or shooting. I felt like I was watching Cam Jannsen’s playoff games.
9:12 p.m. – Nobody is tweeting the game, either. Ah, right… 2 Broke Girls is on. Kat Dennings breasts > Preseason hockey.
9:09 p.m. – Found my car pretty quickly. Can’t find the game on the radio, though. I’ll follow along on Twitter.
9:05 p.m. – Found one of these babies stuck in a tree. That worked out well for them. LOL
9:02 p.m. – It’s like neither team showed up for this game. I’m skipping out early to beat traffic. I’ll listen to the last 10 minutes on the radio.
8:54 p.m. – They hung a bunch of black and orange banners from the ceiling here for Halloween. They have some writing on them. Nothing important.
8:47 p.m. – Third period is under way! ? I think. This place is dead.
8:33 p.m. – No lines! Although I don’t think there’s ever a line here:
8:30:03 p.m. – Video is over. I missed the whole thing.
8:30 p.m. – Intermission video about to start – titled “The Flyers Dynasty: 1976-2012.”
8:29 p.m. – Another quick period. No score.
8:21 p.m. – The out-of-town scoreboard doesn’t seem to be working tonight. Oh well.
8:13 p.m. – SCOOOOORRRRREEEEEEE!! No line for the bathroom.
8:11 p.m. – OH, WHAT A HIT! Not the game. Me. I missed a step. Stairs broke my fall. Gotta find a bathroom. Doesn’t look like I’ll miss much game action.
8:05 p.m. – Here’s a pretty sweet action pic from the first period:
8:03 p.m. – Some stats so far: 0, 0, 0, 0.00, 0, 0, 00:00, 0, 0.
7:55 p.m. – Court is up, ice is back on! I moved again. Snuck downstairs. I’m gonna be one of those asshole glass-banger douchebags. Sweeeet!
7:48 p.m. – Heading back to my seat. I think I might try to sneak downstairs for the second period.
7:38 p.m. – End of the first! That was a quick one. No whistles. No scoring. Looks like a basketball game is the intermission entertainment! Pretty impressed at how quickly they laid the floor down.
7:26 p.m. – You could hear a pin drop in here. Everyone is still in preseason mode, I guess.
7:19 p.m. – Not much action so far. I haven’t been heckled yet, either. I’m starting to get hungry, but I can’t even get a damn pretzel in this place! Lame.
7:08 p.m. – The Flyers are taking the ice!
7:05 p.m. – Puck was supposed to have dropped by now, but there seems to be some sort of delay. I wanted another beer but the concession stands appear to be closed. I guess they don’t open them for preseason games? You’d think they could make a few bucks by opening them. Oh well.
7:03 p.m. – Starting lineups have not been announced yet, but I’m assuming they are the same as last game. I haven’t heard of any changes.
6:59 p.m. – Moved down again. Nobody stopped me. Starting to think all the rumors about Philly were wrong.
6:54 p.m. – Still empty. Weird. I moved over/down a bit. Don’t want to press my luck.
6:41 p.m. – In my seat! Not surprised I’m the first one in here considering the lack of cars in the lot. I’m kinda high up, so I’m thinking of moving down if it doesn’t fill up.
6:39 p.m. – Nobody checked my ticket on the way in. Sweet.
6:29 p.m. – Just about half an hour until puck drop! Still not many people here. Must be a late arriving crowd. I’m almost out of beer.
6:18 p.m. – I think I found Kara…
6:16 p.m. – Three guys just walked by trying to sell me lowers for cheap. No thanks, brahs, my seat is just fine. Didn’t look like they knew much about hockey anyway… they were wearing Flyers jerseys.
6:04 p.m. – Nice to have the whole lot to myself. Don’t have to hear the Jock Jams CD the Flyers fans would be blasting if they were here.
5:53 p.m. - Arrived at Wells Fargo. Surprisingly hit very little traffic! I seem to be the only one here so far. Weird, considering the puck drops in about an hour. Also seems to be pretty dark in Philly for 6:00. Gonna tailgate. DEVILLLLS!
4:15 p.m. – Depart for Philly. I want to avoid all the traffic heading to the game, so I left a little early.