A friend, Bern, had an extra ticket to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Detroit Red Wings exhibition game - her other half was unavailable, something about going to a Buffalo Bills game in Buffalo. She asked if I would go, and without hesitation said yes. We coasted through US Customs and arrived at Joe Louis Arena early. Fortunately, they were letting people in. We had 7th row seats, just behind the visitors penalty box. The game was close for the first two periods, but the Red Wings took over in the third period with a pair of goals that should have been stopped by Raycroft. Despite my team losing, it was a good night out. Thanks Bern.