Thursday, June 07, 2012

Some Pics from Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Last night didn't end the way I had hoped.  Fortunately, all is not lost.  The Kings played well, just not well enough to win.  Am I disheartened by the Game 4 lost?  Heck, yeah!  I wanted to see a Cup celebration on our home ice.  On top of that, I've been largely unproductive at work due to this series, so I was hoping that a victory last night would allow me the comfort of no longer focusing on the next game.  Instead, I have to deal with my hockey obsession for a few more days. 

As I had written yesterday, I made sure to take a bunch of photos to share here.  Check them out below. 

I was all smiles before the game.

Then we went to the beer garden at LA Live to wash a couple of drinks down.

It was absolutely packed. From the open courtyard at LA Live to the entrance of the Staples Center folks were everywhere just milling about. 
Heck, even the Dodgers were there.  I gave the prize wheel a spin and won a rubber Dodgers Blue bracelet that I dutifully unwrapped and attached to my ticket lanyard.

Here is a view of the pregame entertainment.

This is the opening puck drop.  At this point I put my camera back in my pocket and watched the game. 


  1. Beautiful pictures! I'm sure those tickets cost a pretty penny.

    1. Not at all, actually. I've been a season ticket holder for 9 years and sit up in the rafters, so prices are cheap. We have tickets in an area they use to call the "Dave Taylor Die Hard" section that started out at just under $10 a seat per game during the season. Today, those same seats cost us a bit over $12 a game. For these recent playoffs the tickets prices have been very tame and well below the indicated face value. Our Stanley Cup Finals tickets cost just about $30 a piece. A guy sitting next to us paid $800 for his ticket on Tuesday. So, we could have made some bank if we decided wanted to sell.


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