As Caps fans on vacation in Berlin, we got tickets to check out the home team Eisbaren taking on the Hamburg Freezers at O2 arena last night. Had lost track of Matt Pettinger, but there he was on the ice, # 22 for Hamburg. He seemed strong on the puck, was a half-beat quicker than many of the players, playing LW on 1st or 2nd line and 1st PP unit. 2 assists but also a couple of defensive lapses. Freezers won 6-4, despite our joining cheers for Eisbaren.
Spotted one Crosby jersey and one Malkin jersey among the 5600 fans. I countered with Kolzig tee. Great bratwurst. Very nice Polar bear logo. Overall fun experience in sparkling arena in former East Berlin neighborhood.