I'm from Washington State, and have never been to a Stars game, even though they've been my favorite team since childhood. My wife and I have just bought tickets for game 4, though, and we'll be there at long last! I wanted to ask the DBD community for some tips for first-timers at the AAC. Best nearby restaurants, insider pregame events or rituals, little things like "bright STARS!", how to see the players enter or how to get autographs before/after. Whether to show up early, go to pregame skates, etc.
We'd also like to know any nearby places to find a good deal on Stars apparel, rather than buying them at the arena.
Any and all tips would be hugely appreciated.