i went to the penguins-islanders game last year and the traffic was amazing. tickets were free... not bad placement either. 2nd tier... about the middle at the corner of the rink. Anyway, there was some crazy homeless man with a sax out front when we left. The traffic was amazing, though, especially for pittsburgh. we arrived literally 3 minutes left in the 1st period and we still got parking at the stadium. weird. shows how popular hockey is. at least in pittsburgh.