'But from afar there was a distinct difference, as the black puck seemed to stand out well on its powder-blue backdrop, especially when it slid along the orange ''blue'' lines. ''I think the orange lines really stood out,'' said Rochester forward Derek Roy, who watched the game from the press box after he was given the night off. ''I think that was a positive. But overall, it didn't look that much different. It looked like everyone adapted and everyone liked it.'''
Sabres get NHL's attention with blue ice
March 21, 2005 Submitted by