It's Day 2 for the Sabres in Stockholm, Sweden, where they're prepping to face the Tampa Bay Lightning for a pair of games as part of the 2019 NHL Global Series.
The team is off today, giving players time to explore before returning to practice at Ericsson Globe on Wednesday and Thursday. We learned yesterday that they have a willing tour guide in Rasmus Dahlin.
"I've never seen Ras so excited. It seemed like he had his bags packed in the car all day yesterday," Jack Eichel said after practice. "He's ready to go. He was moving us along. He's really enjoying it."
If this video is any indication, the non-Swedes on the team can use all they help they can get.
Video: Sabres players try to find the ice rink in Swedish
Here's what you need to know this Tuesday.
Coverage from Sweden
Video: SABRES IN :50
The Sabres took the ice for their first practice at Ericsson Globe on Monday, then met with the media to talk about the week ahead. From the Ice Level Practice Report:
When talking about being back home in Sweden, Rasmus Dahlin had the look of a kid in a candy shop.
With a big smile, he started to think about all the good things a trip to Sweden has to offer and everywhere he wants to take his teammates while the Buffalo Sabres are in Stockholm for the 2019 NHL Global Series.
In fact, the 19-year-old defenseman plans to actually be a kid in a candy shop this week.
"They have a candy store here I have to show them and some other good restaurants around here," Dahlin said. "There's a bunch of stuff. I could talk about it all day."
Click here to read the full report, including reactions to Sweden, notes on the team's roster, plus photos from Day 1.
Global Series Diary: Casey Mittelstadt
The forward checked in with NHL.com to describe the first day in Sweden. Read the piece here.
Call in sick to work on Friday
Don't risk being caught by your boss while you stream the game at your desk. Instead, skip work altogether and head to 716 Food and Sport with The Instigators.
Andrew Peters and Craig Rivet will host the show live inside the restaurant from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rick Jeanneret and Rob Ray will then be on-site to call the game against the Lightning beginning at 2. If that's not enough, there will be prizes handed out throughout the afternoon.
Reserve your table here.