This was the anthem scene at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., this afternoon for Predators-Panthers. It proves once and for all that there's no better setting for preseason hockey than a doubleheader that begins at 2:30 on a Monday in south Florida in the middle of September.
A reader sent along the view from somewhere else in the building:
"There are more players than fans here," the reader tells us. Everyone else must just be stuck in traffic.