- I happened to run into Blues lead owner Tom Stillman in the hallway near the Blues locker
- TC-"Wow, you don't see a game like that very often in the playoffs. That was fun."
- TS-"Right...that was great. Now we have to bring it again on Thursday."
- TC-"Yes...the boys seemed really focused tonight."
- TS-"Let's keep it up." -- Mr. Stillman was obviously pleased as he was wearing that big smile of his. But also obviously not taking anything for granted going forward. Smart.
- Before the fight near the end of the game, Ryan Reaves and Stars forward Vernon Fiddler
- As compared to the Chicago series in Round 1, there was practically no visible media presence from the Dallas market on hand for last night's game. The media lounge for the pre-game meal was noticeably "uncrowded". Oh, I'm sure there were the usual beat writers and local market radio guys. But as for Dallas TV stations...I couldn't see any. There were Chicago TV people crawling all over the place during the previous series. I know the TV ratings for Stars games in that market haven't been great...and not anywhere close to Blues games in the St. Louis market.
- The talented in-game host Angella Sharpe was featured prominently on local television
- One of our in-game features Tuesday night was Winning the Hardware...a short script read by me...and a video montage designed to spotlight Blues award
- Tony X--(in real life Anthony Holmes) a Twitter sensation locally, and nationally, with his
- Being up close, I like to watch the facial expressions of key players to get a read on their mood when I have some time between announcements. Last night, after the Blues took the lead, I decided to keep an eye on Stars captain Jamie Benn. The disappointment, frustration, (and it's entirely possible I could be reading more into this one
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
-After a very welcome 6-1 Blues clobbering of the Stars last night at Scottrade, here comes another set of Things You Might Not Have Seen on the TV version of the game. As reported from my perspective as PA announcer. (Obviously, from what I read, some of you didn't see all of the game on TV either because of the overtime in the Tampa/Islanders game shown on NBCSN.)