The second day in Hamburg is officially in the books. For some of us, most all of it was spent at the rink. At 1 p.m. local time, Terry Murray and Luc Robitaille did a press conference with local media to promote tomorrow’s game against the Hamburg Freezers. It was said that almost 10,000 seats have been sold, and the arena holds a little more than 12,000 for hockey. After the press event, most of us stayed to watch the DEL game between Hamburg and Iserlohn, which the visitors won 3-2 in a shootout. Then the Kings held an open practice and everyone got on the bus for the (long) trip back to the hotel. Now it’s time to eat and rest and get ready for tomorrow. We just got here, but after tomorrow night’s game it will be off to Stockholm.
To get a glimpse of today, here’s a bunch of stuff. First, my photos for the day, followed by a couple videos I took. The first is a quick look around the arena, and the second is a clip of the first minute of the game. You’ll note the loud cheering and clapping from the far end, and yes, that goes on for almost the entire game. Finally, you’ll find the KingsVision video of today’s press conference.