‘Mair laid on the lick of the game with a first-period open-ice joust of Brooks Orpik that turned the Pittsburgh defender 180 degrees on to his shoulder. “I couldn’t really hear the crowd after that,” Mair said. That hit got Sabre fans back into the game, and more than 71,000 fans in a full-throated roar is something pro hockey has never heard, a neanderthal bellow from people muffled in layers.’
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