I can't think of a better way of putting it than how the kids put it. Simply put, the atmosphere in the HSBC Center tonight is electric as the Pegula Era begins with the Sabres facing the Atlanta Thrashers.
Chants of "Terry, Terry" and a standing ovation as Terry Pegula and his sons walked out onto the ice during the opening ceremonies. The fans going berserk when The French Connection line of Gil Perreault, Rene Robert and Richard Martin skated onto the ice. A sign above the last row of seats that said, "In Terry We Trust."
If you were lucky enough to see it tonight, you have an idea of how it will be on the opening night of the Pegula Ice Arena.
Here's some photos taken from my perch in the Ted Darling Memorial Press Box. Enjoy!