The Penguins hosted the Philadelphia Flyers for Game Five of the Stanley Cup Playoffs first round.  It was another do-or-die situation for the Penguins after losing the first three games of the seven game series.  The crowd was extremely loud from the onset.

As part of my in-game obligations I assist with various promotions that go on during the intermissions.  Usually all I have to do is carry items that will be given away to a particular section.  We make sure to arrive with plenty of time left in the period in case there is any confusion or if adjustments need to be made.

This gives me the best opportunity to simply watch the game.  The picture to the left gives you a very good idea of where I would watch the game from.  The good thing is I have a great vantage point from which to see the action.  The bad part is I have to stand the whole time.

Now I'm sure that there are many people that would give their left arm to be able to watch a Stanley Cup playoff game from this angle.  I have to be completely honest though, by this time I've been running around for 12 hours.  My feet are killing me!  I know I shouldn't complain, but it's not all glamor.  And yes, I know how ridiculous that sounds.

Fortunately the Penguins were victorious this night, hanging on 3-2 while goalie Marc-Andre Fleury held off shot after shot from the Flyers in the third period.  The Penguins live to fight another day.  The series heads back to Philadelphia on Sunday.

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