Friday, October 23, 2009

The Thrashers Shit The Bed: Thrashers vs Caps

Last night was kind of like opening night part 2. Our first game of the season was Saturday, October 3. We didn't have another home game until almost 3 weeks later, last night October 22.
So the Caps blow into town with some guy named Alex Ovetchkin. He's supposed to be pretty good or something.

My husband and I were there with free tickets compliments of a ticket rep. I haven't worked since June, so the sound financial decision would be to buy a season ticket, right? Yep. That's exactly what I did. This is the view (no zoom) from my OFFICIAL seat, Section 206 Row B seat 11. I got a fantastic deal from my ticket rep, Ryan. If anyone needs a ticket rep, let me know. You know the bastard has to be good if he can sell a season ticket to someone with no job! Of course I might on occasion move to sit with some friends or move a little closer if the seats are empty. Shocking I know. I'm pretty happy with my seat though.

On to Warm up!

Brian Little always looks constipated when I take pictures of him.

Slava looking handsome with his new haircut. Moose stretching. Random Caps milling around in the background.

This kid shows up to every game with his "Go Whitey" sign. That's dedication. I love taking pictures of people with their sign and that player in the shot.

I really like this picture of Moose except his eyes look funny. My buddy Matt Schaubroeck said he looked like a little kid crying. Maybe he was sad I didn't bring him a sign (I had a Welcome Home Thrashers sign). Or, maybe he had a premonition of how the game was going to go last night.

Moose being moose-ie in his moose spot.

Ondrej Pavelec warming up.

Our new Dman, Christoph Schubert.

Hainsey has a new job, clearing the net of pucks during warm ups. It's usually Slava or Slater.

The usual crowd in the usual spot doing the usual thing.

Sponge Bob Moose Pants.

Hainsey coming in for a shot.

Moose making some saves.

Little moving faster than the speed of light.

David and Goliath.

Oh you are going to get bent over Pavs, but it won't be Slater doing it.

Kaptain Kovalchuk.

I love these kids. Every year they have different signs made out of wood. This is the same kid who had the sign for Hainsey that was the "6" and he would put his face through it. Now he has a sign that he can wear on his head and his little face goes in the "o" of Ron's name. Ron is impressed.

Snap out of it Colby! Go out there and Bergeron someone!

Swarming the goalie.

Trouble at the other end of the ice!

On to the game!

In goal for Washington we have the American Woman Hater, Semyon Varlahmov. If you are wondering what the hell I'm talking about, check this post out:

Our free seats were in section 218 J. J was ridiculous, the overhang blocked the jumbo tron, so we moved down a bit. My seats in 206 will yield similar pictures, but they will be a bit closer.

Varlie doing some saving.

You get em, baby Kane!

Yes, that is a fan dressed as a chicken at the game.
Yes, they played "The Chicken Dance."
Yes, he danced.

A view of the Washington bench. You can see Bruce Boudreau's cute little bald head and the smoking hot Jose Theodore.

Second Period

Pavs is on my end now, doing some saving.

Doing some more saving.

The boys taking some action to the Washington zone.

The game is going along and then all hell broke lose. Darren Elliot called it a "frisbee goal." I was behind Pavs when it happened and actually jumped up and yelled "WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT??" Fortunately no kidees around. Just a horrible nasty unfortunate bounce off of a 190 foot shot from Schultz.

Note the "Montreal Clap" at the end when Pavs made a routine stop. Stay classy Atlanta. I hate that shit. Pavs has played his ass off. Everyone has a bad day at work. I am of the opinion you never boo your own team. Bad Fans!

Pavs never really shook that goal off and ended up letting 3 goals in within 1 minute and 28 seconds for a total of 5 goals on 14 shots. Enter the Moooooose!

Welcome to the game, Johan! Johan locked that shit down and stopped all 14 shots he saw.

I like Antropov in front of the net.

Mike Green is a brave man blocking a Kovy shot.

Face off

Little in front of the net.

The boys having a discussion.

My buddy Marissa on the jumbo tron.

Third period

Moose continues to deny Washington any more goals.

Third period really picked up. We scored 2 goals and damn near tied the thing, but it was not to be. Thrashers lose 5-4.

I don't like to show too many Mr. Fred picks. They depress me and make me want to throw my own away and shut the blog down. These were so good though, I had to share.

Wow, just wow.

My favorite, of course. I love that you can see Moose stopping the puck.


Ms. Conduct October 23, 2009 at 6:42 PM  

Meant to ask you... is there a set number of times Moose flips the puck in his glove when he makes a save? I was amused watching him dutifully flip-flip-flip each save. :)

Wayne stuck in AL October 23, 2009 at 7:27 PM  

Team only "drew" 13,192 last night...I was embarassed...

Sunshine36616 October 23, 2009 at 8:07 PM  

Moose is such a flipper, I actually have pictures of the flip on one game, maybe Florida.
Wayne, honestly, that was a decent looking crowd. I've seen it much worse. Weeknight games during college football season is tough. Where do you sit when you go? I noticed a lot of the 300s empty, usually that is pretty full. I think a lot of people moved down. I wish there was a way we could not show the corporate section, lol. It's always empty. Douche bag bastards.


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