Through my employer, I was able to purchase advance tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets Stanley Cup playoff games! I jumped at the chance and bought 4 tickets to last night's game. Our friends Christine & Joey went with us.
The first 2 games of this series were played in Pittsburgh against the Penguins and was tied 1-1 heading to Columbus. This is the 2nd time in franchise history the Blue Jackets have made it to the playoffs (established in 2000 and made the playoffs in 2009).
My friend Christine lives right next to the Arena and had some us over to her place for food/drinks before the game, which was super fun!
The Arena (and the entire area outside of the arena) was electric last night!
Our seats were in the lower bowl (section 119, row MM) - we could see everything -it was fantastic!
The Blue Jackets scored 2 goals within the first 4 minutes of the start of the game - we couldn't believe it! It was going to be a GREAT night!
Me & my Ry Guy (and Itty Bitty) - so happy to be experiencing our very first Stanley Cup playoff game! I must admit, I had so much energy and did not feel "too pregnant" at game. I don't know quite how to articulate what it feels like to not feel "too pregnant" but it's a good feeling. I felt normal… forgot about my belly for a while… forgot about my back pain… and was just completely immersed in my surroundings… it was a nice break from the physical changes I've been going through.
Though the Jackets lead most of the game, Pittsburgh rallied midway through the 3rd period and scored 3 goals in less than a 3 minute period…. we were stunned to stay the least. The final score was 4-3 with a Pittsburgh win. Though it depressing to lose, we had an awesome experience. We were winning most of the night and just to be in the Arena and see the game live is something I'll never forget.
Now… everyone be sure to root for the Jackets tomorrow night!