I was lucky enough to be at the Columbus Blue Jackets playoff game last Sunday! (They ended up sweeping Tampa Bay last night!) So I thought I’d share some of the photos I took. If you’re not into hockey, read something else. :)
(That’s dad. :) )
We had some time before the game—well, a lot of time. We got there around 3:45 and puck drop was at 7, and we had dinner reservations at 4:15 at Buca di Beppo. So we went into the Blue Line (the Blue Jackets’ shop) before the game to check out what was for sale.
After that, we headed to Buca:
And had a great dinner:
Buca always has great decorations, and pictures of cute things, like babies covered in spaghetti:
After dinner—TIME TO PARTY!
One of my friends on FB asked what happens to the hats tossed to the rink when a hat trick happens. At NA, some of them go here:
The game itself was OBVIOUSLY intense, with the Jackets winning 3-1, and the place exploded. It was so loud in there. I tried to get some video of that but it’s blurry, so I won’t share.
But it was a fabulous experience. I’ve always wanted to go to a playoff hockey game, so I can cross it off the bucket list.