The taping was for, as you might have already figured out, a special hockey themed episode of the show. A legion of Kings fans from the website LetsGoKings.com were there and message boarder robm had a nice synopsis of what went down.
We get to the final show case, and finally, Kings. The Kings were in the first showcase. The showcase started off with Denis Gauthier asking the contestant if he wanted a punch in the face. Interesting. Then, they showed the first part of the showcase which was tickets to a game with penalty box seats during practice along with a crap load of Kings memorabilia. We could've split that among all the fans and been happy. In fact, in retrospect, I should've asked if we could've split it amongst the sixteen of us. Crap. The next portion of the prize was a trip to Switzerland for the hockey championships (next year?) and finally there was a boat. The display of the boat started off with someone (Calder?) starting a sentence and then the rest of the guys throwing him into a boat. Eventually, Army with some help was able to pull Dustin's shirt over his head. Basically, Dustin was bare chested for that part of the show case.
Mmm... Half naked hockey players. Now that's what I'm talking about. They were probably just showing off for the Price is Right models. But in all seriousness, from all accounts it sounded like a good time even though it was a long day. Did you know that the folks in the audience have to show up at 8:45 am for a 1 pm taping? Hoo boy. I can't say I could sit through that! Pictures from the day are after the jump courtesy of Getty Images.
Update (9:56 AM): Puck Daddy reports that the episode will air on November 5th.