'I was there' -- Stanley Cup Final Game 1

'I was there' -- Stanley Cup Final Game 1

June 18, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was a triple-overtime instant classic. But with the exception of the players, nobody felt the excitement more deeply than the fans in the arena.

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Now, using the smartphone footage and interviews of the fans who were actually there, we give you Game 1 of The Stanley Cup Final as the fans saw it, in a new feature called "I WAS THERE."

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Check out highlights of the game, which drew big ratings, up 100 percent over last year's Game 1 between the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils.

Video courtesy of NBC.