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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Royalty sees hockey after Mets Opening Day on April Fool's Day!

Prince at Prudential Center
After the King & I saw the Mets crush the Padres, 11-2 on Opening Day at Citi Field we went to see the Devils play. Thanks to our pal Bryan Gilligan who was kind enough to drop us off at home in Astoria after the Met game so we could make it happen. Team work makes the dream work. This is a perfect example. We had to put our luggage in the house. With his assistance we were able to do so. We then went back out and we took the subway and the Path train to Newark, NJ since he decided to go home. We arrived at the Prudential Center which is the home of the Devils with some time to spare as we got in the building to see the players warm up before the game started.

On this night, the Devils were hosting the NY Islanders. After we went to the concession stand and bought chicken tenders and fries to eat, the King & I went up to our seats in section 226 row 6 and we relaxed and watched the game.

As for the game we saw, the Islanders got on the scoreboard first just 52 seconds into the game as Josh Bailey lit the lamp to give the Islanders an early 1-0 lead. Later in the period with 12:46 to go, the Islanders went up 2-0 as Travis Hamonic scored. In the second period, the Devils finally broke the shutout as Alexei Ponikarovsky found the net with 11:59 to go to slice the Islander lead in half at 2-1. In the third period, the Islanders added an insurance goal as John Tavares scored on the power play with 10:47 to go in regulation time to make it a 3-1 game. That's how it ended as the visiting Islanders came away with a road win.

They announced another sellout crowd of 17,625 which consisted of some Islander fans who left the building happy after they saw their team win.

Stay tuned for a bunch of special posts that I'm going to do that will recap the rest of the week that we spent at Citi Field, Yankee Stadium and Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia with some very special people. Please bear with me as I continue to find the time to play catch up.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

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