Sunday, October 4, 2009

Season Opener: Thrashers vs Lightning

The last time the Bolts were in town, they kicked our ass in the last preseason game of the season. Mike Smith was epic and barely human. I was hoping things would turn out better for our guys in the home opener.

Warm Ups!

So I headed for the game with a few signs (of course). The first was my adorable Moose building a wall in front of the net. I knew what I wanted to make, but couldn't think of the right wording. Then I saw something about Department of Homeland Security on tv and it came to me.

I also had a sign welcoming all of the new guys to the city.

And one to welcome Popovic back to the team.

My sign wasn't the only sign there, the bad-ass Slater/Slayer sign was a little closer to the glass for this game.

Ondrej Pavelec, our starting goaltender at the moment.

Can't have warm ups without Thor!

A little piece of Swedish Heaven, Johan Hedberg and Victor Hedman.

Several of our new guys and Bryan Little. Bryan Little has scored in the past two opening night games and did so again last night. Good job, Bryan!

I am mad at Moose. He didn't acknowledge my cute poster yet he did wink and smile at someone else with a Moose poster. She had taken it to practice and had it autographed, so he recognized it. At least I had my special Hedberg the stuffed Moose moment with Moose earlier this week. No excuses, do you know how long it took me to draw those bricks??

I'm snapping away at Boris when I look behind him and HOLY CRAP! Look at that lens. I have serious lens envy.

Kovy looking like a little kid chasing the puck.

Welcome to the NHL Evander Kane!

Hello, Bobo.

Bobo talking to Kane. Maybe he's telling him not to be nervous.

Anssi Salmela.

A view of the other side of the Sponge Bob mask, yes, that's a Patrick Moose.

Pavel Kubina

What's happenin' hotstuff??

Nik is super handsome. He also has the shiniest wedding ring I've ever seen. It almost blinded me at the Fan Face Off. Good job, Mrs. Antropov!

Drop the puck! Hockey season is here!

Hell yeah, opening face off of the 2009-2010. Sit down asshole. PUCK IN PLAY. Atlanta fans suck sometimes.

The best jersey of the night and possibly ever.

I adore this picture. I circled the puck because it's kind of hard to see.

Kane and Reasoner racing up the ice.

Face off.

Woo hoo! Thrashers score!

Mike Smith tracking the puck.

Making a Thrasher sandwich.

Mike Smith seeing some action.

More action.

Second Period! The first period was awesome and we had a 2-0 lead.

Mike Smith stretching it out.

Couldn't get great pictures to the right of me. For some reason I had the most trouble shooting through people's heads. They were everywhere.

Look at our baby Kane in front of the net like a big boy! Good job, Evander.

Nice try, Kaner. Kane didn't score a goal, but he did get his first NHL point in his first NHL game.

This is what I saw to my right most of the time. Shouldn't it be common sense that maybe it's not a good idea to let your kid stand on her knees in the seat all night? She was a cute kid though and was in to the game. She also stared daggers through the Lightning fans that we had the pleasure to sit by. She'll be a good citizen of Blueland when she grows up!

Pavs making a save.

So close!

Several discussions last night. This didn't quite make it to a fight.

Mike Smith being majestic.

I'm not sure what the ref did or said to Malone but Malone lost his mind. I think he actually shoved the referee. Then they escorted him to the box. He's kicking the puck like a mad little kid.

I didn't get my camera out fast enough to catch all of this. The kid who has his shirt up a little had it up all the way and had something drawn on his chest. I love the look on the face of the kid with the camera phone.

Third Period! The Thrashers got sloppy in the second and took their foot off of the gas, time to pick it up boys!

Eric Boulton had some things to tell Tampa Bay's Fedoruk.

Vinny and Kaptain Kovy talking with the referees about how Boultsie's little pow-wow was going to affect the night.

More small discussions.

Konopka trying to kill Todd White. I mean who the hell attacks Whitey? Did he not do your taxes correctly?

Our "Unleash the Fury" posse. The Heatmeiser has a new wig and a new sign to insult St. Louis' masculinity. DJ Nowhere has a new Michael Myer mask. Where is the windmill kid?? He is my favorite. Anyone know who he is and what happened to him?

See ya later, douchebags. Typical for Atlanta. Arrive in the middle of the 1st period and leave early.

Atlanta wins!

Overall a really good game because we won and we won big! The first period was awesome, the second period scary and the third period a bit of both. Pavs looked solid. I wasn't impressed, but I wasn't horrified. Maybe this is finally his year to silence the critics and take Kari's job. Who knows. We started the season right though. Go Thrashers!


Michelle October 5, 2009 at 7:45 AM  

It was the best game ever, that's for sure! All your signs were great, Moose just has no clue, lol


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