Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Capitals vs Thrashers

I hate posting my pics of a great game when a crappy game came in the middle. The Pens game was awful. Moose had a terrible night. He is not terrible though, I still love him...Mooooooose. We had to lose sometime, not terribly concerned. What did concern me though is our baby super star, Zach Bogosian, taking a monster hit (possibly dirty) from Cooke. Also Valabik injured his shoulder in a fight with Godard. That means we had Kovy, Slater, Hainsey, Bobo and Bogo injured.

This afternoon we learned that Bogo is planning on practicing tomorrow and is listed as "probable" in Friday night's game against the Wings. Ilya is listed as "probable," too. Bobo is planning on practicing, but listed as "questionable." He was spotted today at the practice rink today and wasn't wearing a sling. Keep your fingers crossed!

Okay, it's a photoblog, on to the photos.

The Capitals rolled into to town this week to face the Thrashers who were on a hot streak. A win Monday night would mean a new franchise record of 6 back-to-back wins. We had a tough road ahead of us though. Standing in our way was our divisional rivals and current division leader, the Washington Capitals, and of course everyone's favorite goal celebrating Russian, Alexander Ovechkin.

Apparently Ovie and the big man upstairs (God, not Ted Leonsis) had a conversation and God wanted him to score his 50th season goal in Atlanta. Ovy also said that the Atlanta Thrashers were 40%-50%

Erin Go Bragh! I have no idea why St. Patrick's Day is so popular for hockey stuff, but it is. I guess any way to excite the fans. I had a good luck sign for my Moose and a Welcome sign for Anssi.
For this game, the Thrashers were wearing special green St. Patrick's Day Jerseys during warm ups. The jerseys were then autographed then (silent) auctioned off for charity. The highest bid on a Jersey was Zack Bogosian and it went for $2,000. I chickened out on bidding. I wish I had. Moose's would have been out of my range, but I bet I could have picked up Stuart or Anssi's pretty cheap.

Moose loved my sign. I was in the spot where he stands most of the time and he skated right up to me an WINKED.
It was the highlight of my week....month....SEASON.
Extreme Moose-up in.....



1!!!! This is moments before the wink.

Kari is stretching it out and getting ready for an unforgettable night.

Tervetuola Anssi! Welcome to Atlanta. Anssi got his first NHL goal tonight! It was so cool because they interviewed him and he said his brother had come from Finland to watch him play. In the interview, he almost smiled!! He didn't look nearly as mean as he does in his roster mug shot. He skated by my sign and glanced at it, then did a double take. I don't think he realized it was for him at first.

Familiar pose, different clothes.

Bobo looks good in green...oh wait :p

Hainsey being a disgusting boy and spitting.

Okay, yeah I take a lot of Moose shots...but it's Moose! He winked at me and he's wearing a different jersey!

Good job Perrin. Crawl on your hands and knees back into my favor. He's on his way back into my good graces. Flipping that pass to Reasoner in Edmonton, charging the guy in Buffalo over a team mate and scoring a goal tonight definitely help. He kind of looks like I did when I tried to ice skate.

Even tough boy Boultsie has his green jersey on.

Same shit different shirt.

It's hard to look tough with giant shamrocks on your back. They make it look good though!

Moose warming up in the crease.

You can never have enough Moose.

Capitals probably planning a victory celebration for Ovie's 50th goal.

Oh a wee leprechaun has stopped by the arena to share his pot of gol....oh wait, that's just Toby Enstrom.

I love me some Kari. I love it when he looks at you through the mask. He looks like a naughty little kid who has done something wrong that you haven't found out about yet. He looks very mischievous and guilty.

If Enstrom is a leprechaun, I guess Bobo is the Jolly Green Giant. OR maybe Toby could be Sprout.

Go Whitey go!

Bryan Little

Kari doing a cruise by

Slava! Why so serious, Slava?

Oh how did yet ANOTHER pic of Bobo get on here?

Hainsey looking hot...wearing a green jersey

Photo 15 of 256,695 of Moose


Hiya handsome!

Rich Peverley's jersey fetched the 3rd highest amount. What a great story. Rich's wife is dropping him off at the airport to go back down to the Nashville's minor league when Atlanta calls him. Now he is our super stud and his jersey is one of the most popular in the auction. Way to go, Pevs!

Awwww, cutie pie Colby. In a recent Q&A Colby was asked if he could pick any Hollywood starlet to do a love scene in a movie with, who would it be? Maybe Jessica Alba? She's usually mentioned. Jessica Biel? Scarlett Johanson? Oh no. Colby said Diane Lane. You know what that means.....

That's right....Colby is cougar bait!!!! He likes older women.
Awwww, who's that sad Russian on the bench? It's Kaptain Kovy looking very disappointed he can't play with his buddy Ovechkin.

Congrats Baby Bogo, your jersey raised lots of money!

On to the game! I was in One Oh Douche again. Great seats, awful pics.
This would be a fantastic picture of a goal...if there weren't a pole in the way. Look in the bottom right hand corner of the net, the puck just went in. That was our first goal of the night.

It just wasn't poor Jose's night, between the pipes or with the Ice Girls. Show her your tatts Jose, maybe that will impress her.

(for you Shauna)
Ovechkin: Did you see the Purple Haired Girl?
Bradley: Who?
Backstrom: You mean Mother Russia is here?
Ovechkin: Yeah, she's sitting over there by Moose's girl.
Backstrom: I hear she likes Swedes.
Ovechkin: Uh, yeah, whatever...back to the Purple haired girl...she's even hotter than I've heard about.

Face off

Jose trying to look like he knows what he's doing. Poor Jose :( He did not have a good night.

Some more action blocked by poles

2nd period and Kari is on our end. I don't know what was going on, but he kept fidgeting with something in his pads.

Hainsey in the face off. Shortly after this he would leave the game with the dreaded "lower body injury."

Jose, don't be silly you barely know her. Of course she won't marry you. Try flashing the tatts again.

Ovie looking befuddled. He must have misheard God about scoring in Atlanta.

Poor Jose finally got pulled :(

Welcome to the game.....who? It's not Johnson. It's not Neuvirth. Hell, it's not even Leonhart. This poor guy wasn't even listed on the roster.
Welcome to the game Simeon Varlamov!

Ah the kiss cam with an Irish touch. I love it when the people or team members from the other team play along or are cool with it. MAJOR props to Ovie and Viktor Kozlov for laughing and playing along. Good sports you guys!

Oh God...yes...please! Stupid ref broke up Bobo and Ovy.

Varlamov tracking the puck.
Moose: So...I hear my girl made you a sign.
Anssi: Yes. It was nice. I wasn't expecting it. She is a good fan.
Moose: Yes, she is. She is my #1 fan. MY #1 fan.
Anssi: Uh, yeah okay.
Moose: She is nice and welcomes everyone to the arena, but she mostly makes me signs.
Bobo: I bet she'll make him one congratulating him on his first NHL goal.
Moose: Shut up.
Anssi: I'm out of here.
Moose: Good.
Toby: Good grief.

I see you Moose. I know you are just trying to make me jealous because you are jealous that I take so many pictures of Bobo and make signs for everyone. Thank you Candace for pointing out Moose's motivation to me.

"Dear God: I thought you wanted me to score in Atlanta?"

Thrashers win 5-1! We set a new franchise record. Kari faced an unbelievable 50 shots and was 1:15 seconds from a shut out. Go Thrashers!


Thrashers Recaps March 19, 2009 at 5:06 AM  

So Bobo = Boris? Where do you look to find the recent injury updates?

Sunshine36616 March 19, 2009 at 6:02 AM  

Yes, Boris = Bobo. I know a lot of fans don't like that nickname, but I love it. Something about a nickname that sounds like one a kid would give a teddy bear used on a 6'7'' Slovakian cracks me up.

I got the updates from the Blueland blog. Hopefully we will hear even better news soon!

mean mom productions March 19, 2009 at 6:12 AM  

good job on the shots!

aaron March 19, 2009 at 8:11 AM  

Fantastic pics. I can never get mine to look that good. I think the auto white balance on my camera messes it up, but yours look great.

Sunshine36616 March 19, 2009 at 9:02 AM  

Thanks aaron! I'd offer advise, but I'm not good enough lol. I barely take mine off of auto. I've seen sites on line that teach you how to set your white balance using a sheet of white paper. Maybe you could google something up on it.

~*Michele*~ March 19, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

Your pictures are awesome!! I went to my first Capitals game *gasp* in February and LOVED it!! So now I'm addicted to your blog!!


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