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Judy Kwan, 30, shows her true colours as throngs of Toronto Maple Leaf fans braved the cold in the hopes of scooping up free tickets to the team's home opener in Toronto, Ont. Monday, January 21, 2013. Only a handful of fans at the front of the line actually received tickets to the big game.

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Toronto Maple Leaf fans skate on the public rink at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Ont. Monday, January 21, 2013.

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Lyndsay Reader, 34, and Michael Corbiere, 38, are seen at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, Ont. Monday, January 21, 2013.

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Throngs of Toronto Maple Leaf fans braved the cold in the hopes of scooping up free tickets to the team's home opener in Toronto, Ont. Monday, January 21, 2013.

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"I support the Leafs because I've always been a believer," says Jo-Ann Kelly, while attending the Toronto Maple Leafs’ home opener at the Air Canada Centre where Toronto lost 2-1 to the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto January 21, 2013.

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"I support the Leafs because I grew up watching the games with my dad," says Steven Misurka while attending the Toronto Maple Leafs’ home opener at the Air Canada Centre where Toronto lost 2-1 to the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto January 21, 2013.

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10-year-old Eric Madzian watches the Toronto Maple Leafs warm up while attending the Toronto Maple Leafs’ home opener at the Air Canada Centre where Toronto lost 2-1 to the Buffalo Sabres, Toronto January 21, 2013.

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A group of pipers perform before the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs stand during the opening ceremony.

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Alexander Sulzer from the Buffalo Sabres, left, and James van Riemsdyk from Toronto Maple Leafs collide during the first home game of the season for the Leafs at the Air Canada Centre, January 21, 2013.

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Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs shoots against the Buffalo Sabres at the Air Canada Centre, January 21, 2013.

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Toronto Maple Leafs fans enjoy the first home game of the season.

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Toronto Maple Leafs fans enjoy the first home game of the season.

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Toronto Maple Leafs fans enjoy the first home game of the season.

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