Monday, March 30, 2009

Kicking off the road trip....Nashville vs San Jose

Serge and I love to go up and watch Predator games in Nashville. I'm not into honkey tonkin country music stuff, so it's about the only thing the city has for me. It does have the only life size replica of Greece's Parthenon which is outstanding. ANYWAY...the San Jose Sharks were coming so we decided to take a little road trip and drive up. For the road trip we had snacks provided by Candace..actually Aaron MADE them, they were rootbeer cookies, yum!

We love the Nasvhille hockey crowd. It's by far one of the best arenas. The fans are knowledgeable, excited and super enthusiastic.

Jumbo tron advertising their next game.

Everyone knows why I'm here...Evgeni Nabakov

Skate it out, baby.

Nabby making a glove save

Waiting for some more shots

more warm up

The Sharks went on to lose this game. By the 2nd period Nabby was frustrated I'm sure. I heard something that I can't verify because I did not see it. Some of the fans near me said that Nabby purposely kicked the shovel out of the hand of one of the ice crew. I did not see this myself, so I refuse to believe it. I did see the refs talking to him a few seconds later. If this happened, it's an asshole thing to do and I'm super disappointed.

Nabby says it never happened.
Nabby: Nyet, нет, я не пнул лопаткоулавливатель

He was insulted I could believe such a thing and said no more pictures.

Here's San Jose's bruise, Shelley

Jumbo Joe!

Everyone's favorite, Jeremy Roenick. JR was a goof and made faces at the fans. LOVE IT!

I was disappointed that Cheechoo wasn't there, but Setaguchi was.

Ah, Pekka Rinne. He totally showed up this season and took Dan Ellis' job. He's been performing fantastically and is putting up Steve Mason like numbers. There's been some whispers of him even being considered for a nomination for "Rookie of the Year."

Baby Pickles, Marc-Edward Vlasic

JR: I heard that chick from "Getting Pucks Deep" is here tonight.
Joe: No way, I thought she covered Atlanta.
JR: I don't know, that's what I heard.
Joe: I hear she's pretty cute.

More JR

Boucher warming up

If you leave your mouth hanging open or have your tongue hanging makes what ever you are doing work better.

We had really great seats. They were high up, in 325, but dead center ice. So armed with my cowbell, Tootoo whistle and camera, we made our way up.

Nabby getting ready for the game after the National Anthem.

Nashville taking it to the net

Nabby covering the puck


Don't worry Nabs, it didn't go in

Awww, Nabby's net fell over. Actually, they shoved it off the moorings...TWICE. Shame on you San Jose!

End of the first period, time for the intermission show.

Oh goody. Nothing like a good "ho" down.

Nashville has a live band play the intermissions. It's pretty cool. They don't play much if any country music surprisingly.

Rinne getting his crease ready

Nabby doing the lean *swoon*

Tootoo and Shelly were barking and chirping at each other all night. Of course the ref would run in and break it up or send one of them off the ice. If they would have just let them go and give them the 5 minutes it would have been over.
Tootoo ended up getting a RIDICULOUS penalty that allowed the Sharks to score on a power play. The ref had his back to him when he blew the whistle. He didn't even see what was going on. AWFUL!

Celebrating after a goal


A discussion in front of Pekka's net

Nabby tracking the puck

Pekka is thirsty!

Last minute time out to try and get things going to tie it up

They pull Nabby and put the extra man out. Nabby and Boucher watch the action.

Woo hoo! Preds win.

Yes Gnash, you ARE #1 tonight! Preds win and my winning streak at visiting arenas remains intact (for now). In every arena I've visited this season...the home team wins, whether I want it to or not (as in Thrashers v Philly and Thrashers v Carolina).

The next morning Serge and I drove home and the next day Shauna and I jumped on the plain for Jersey!


Candace March 31, 2009 at 6:05 AM  

Totally rockin' the commentary.

Glad you enjoyed the snacks, I sure enjoyed the pics :-)

Kate March 31, 2009 at 8:30 PM  

To many UGLY Sharks... YIKES! ROFL!


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