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The Sabres faithful

Mark Mulville/Buffalo News

Gathering in the plaza: Sabres fans ignored the wind and the chill to attend the party in the plaza before and during Wednesday's game in HSBC Arena. Above right, Paris Adams, of North Buffalo, waves the Sabres flag. At left, Kevin Reinhardt dons a replica goalie mask as he sits on the shoulders of his mother, Abi, also of North Buffalo.

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Early arrivals: Fans head for the plaza well before the drop of the first puck.

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Concentration: Above, Alyssa Pawlak, 8, of Cheektowaga, cuts a silkworm design out of a piece of fabric while participating in the "Fabric From Nature" program Wednesday in the Explore and More Children's Museum in East Aurora. At right, Paul Nowadly, 5, of West Seneca, threads a bead onto a bracelet he is making.

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Hamming it up: Celebrity chef Paul Deen helps unload a truck full of Smithfield hams Wednesday at the Food Bank of Western New York. With her are Eric Glathar, secretary-treasurer of the United Food and Commercial Workers union, and Dennis Pittman, publicity director of Smithfield. Deen's appearance on the "Feeding the Hungry" tour marks a donation of 120,000 servings of protein by Smithfield and the union.