After countless email exchanges, cross reporting and media networking, I finally got the chance to say "hi" to Mark and Kevin at Bfloblog. They were in full tailgate form in a parking lot down Perry Street. A quick beer, some hockey talk, and a promise for a more substantial get-together down the road.
Mark and Kevin, soaking up the nice Buffalo day and the pregame festivities outside HSBC Arena
Gotta throw this one in - thousands of fans enjoying the "Party on the Plaza" outside the arena. Many fans without tickets stuck around to watch the game on the special videoboard set up outside on the plaza.