Hockeytown Playoff Atmosphere
"A huge day of hockey- is there any better place to start this off than Hockeytown?"
The answer to Liam McHugh's question is simply 'no'. There is no better place to start a great day of playoff hockey than the Joe Louis Arena.
Red Wings Event Entertainment Manager Ayron Sequeira (@AyronAtTheWings) and her team put together quite a show to get the crowd pumped for home game 1 of the Red Wings 2012 run for the Cup. "Multicolored glow wands" were given out to all 20,066 in attendence for Sunday's Game 3, and with all of the lights out, The Joe never looked better. An outstanding video production which was projected onto the ice showed the Red Wings' history, 11 Cups, and past and present figures. The atmosphere was absolutely amazing, even after the video was rudely interrupted by referees taking their pregame skate.
Game 3 in Detroit showed how Hockeytown can put on quite a show, even before the puck was dropped on the ice.
The same video was shown to begin Game 4, although lightsabers were not given away (car flags instead). For the record, the loudest point during that showing was by far Steve Yzerman's number 19 retirement ceremony.
Here is a video, courtesy of Red Wings TV, that lets you live, or relive, the experience:
-Justin Doddie (@93JustinD)