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Almost ready to go at the Big House

Jan 1, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

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That’s the view from the press box here at the Big House as the 1 p.m. ET puck drop approaches. The players are out on the ice for the warm-up, and from what we can see, the puck seems to be sliding pretty well despite the snow that’s built up. The forecast is calling for light snow to keep falling throughout the game, so the shovelers should be busy.

The stadium’s about three-quarters full now. Looks like half Leafs fans; half Wings. Hopefully everyone with tickets (105,500 have been sold) can make it and the NHL can set the world record for attendance, but as the Globe and Mail reports, the roads could mean the record remains property of the Big Chill.

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