Friday, March 5, 2010

Atlanta Thrashers vs New York Islanders

Tonight was a big night because we were getting a first look at our two new guys, Evgeny Artyukhin and Clarke MacArthur. I made welcome signs for both guys and they made them on the jumbo tron! You can see Kerry sitting next to me in the picture. I barked at him "TAKE A PICTURE!!!" I think he was frightened. My husband (on my left) was just glad I was yelling at someone else for a change.



Warm ups!


Arty is looking at my signs. Arty skated by and looked up at me and gave me the BIGGEST smile. It was awesome. He liked my sign!





Schubert looks like he wants to murder Arty. Geez Arty, what did you say to him??





Toby checking out my signs.





Antropov: Hey kid, you can't be out here.
Little: Dude, it's me, Bryan.
Antropov: Oh, my bad.





The Russian on my sign caught Max's attention.





Our other new guy, Clarke MacArthur.





Swarming the goalie.



First period!







From the very first shift MacArthur took, I was impressed. He immediately took it to the net.





Yeah, a lot of people took it to the net.
"Oh my god, they killed Rollie!"





Toby blocking a good picture of Moose's great glove save.





Get Tavares out of there, Hainsey!





Holy Shit!!!! Biron is in net! Rollie got murdered and they pulled him. Martin Biron has been in Blueland several times, but I had yet to see him play. I even went to see him in Philly and freaking Niitty played. FINALLY, I get to see Biron.





Bogosian took Sim down HARD behind the net. I thought there was going to be a bit of a discussion, but no.





Sorry Bailey, Moose says no.





He said NO, Bailey.



The first period was fan-freaking-tastic for Thrashers fans. Moose was on his game, letting only 1 of the 21 Islander shots in the net. Roloson on the other hand was uncharacteristically a sieve letting in 3 goals on 7 shots. Enter Biron who let in one during the first period. Atlanta goes into the 2nd period up 4-1. Best thing, our new guy, MacArthur scored!


Second period and my favorite line is taking the opening face off again.





Thrash tries to mess with Moulson's mojo.





Max trying to sneak one in.





Moose took a shot to the mask that jarred him a bit. Glad it didn't mess up the new mask!!! (or his lovely face)





This is a fun picture. I didn't notice it at first, but Zach must have caught the puck and is throwing it down to play it or is trying to bat it the other way.





Up in the suite area, are the injured (Esposito who we call the Phantom of Phillips because he's always lurking around up there) and the scratched (Boultsie and White). I think Boulton has some nachos. He's in the club section, maybe they are smoked chicken nachos!





Biron tracking the puck.





Slater trying to make something happen.





Get some! Boultsie is enjoying his nachos.





Kane waiting for the puck.





Eric: Damn, those are some good nachos.





Action behind Biron.





AGH! Bergie did score that night, but this isn't one of them, even though it looks in the net.





Pevs and MacArthur in front of the net.





Nice save, Marty.





We had a bit of a scary moment when Afinogenov went down and was holding his wrist. Thank goodness he returned later in the game.





Thrash disagrees with one of the ref's calls.





Hopefully this won't be an issue. One of the knocks on Arty is he takes a lot of penalties.





That's right, Johnny, defend that net!





Boulton: Hey Pops, you want some of these nachos, man?
Popovic: No, I'm good, thanks.





Nice glove save by Marty.





Just because your team is down 6-1 doesn't mean you can leave!





Well done Islanders fans! I love it when the opposing guys play along and don't flip off the camera like Rangers and Barfalo fans do.





Biron might be praying "Dear God, please don't let this big bastard destroy me. Thank you, Amen."

Thrashers fans haven't had this feeling since we destroyed the Kings several months ago. Bergie scored his 2nd goal of the game and our other new guy, Artyukhin scored an amazing end-to-end goal and we went into the 3rd period up 6-1. If you missed it, check out Arty's goal. This is a good clip because it shows how he started on the other end of the ice (unlike the highlights on NHL on the Fly.)


Third period!





Arty gives Marty a snow shower. I bet Marty was tired of looking at him.





MacArthur back up in the action.





Some physical play behind Moose.





Islanders score. Don't get sloppy guys, there is still some time left.





DAMN IT! Didn't you hear me?





Moose is ready now, no more scoring!





Slate trying to make it 7-3.





Thrashers win 6-3!! What a great game! Our new guys scored and it was a rocking good time in Blueland.


Victory means a post game show guest!


This time it's Niclas Bergfors who scored 2 goals in the game.





Coming from the Devils, poor Nic probably isn't used to having to deal with the public. Lou Lamoriello keeps his players locked in an underground bunker.





Nic talking with Dan Kamal.





He was very soft spoken and I couldn't hear a word he said.





I haven't had any fun pics from Mr. Fred in a while.
Here Kane sends Hillen flying.





Moose is so bad ass he can control the puck with his MIND POWERS!

5 comments:

kerry March 6, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

yet another great addition to the blog world, love reading them! keep it up. i esp. love the boulton nacho saga. kinda reminded me of cookie monster. nom nom nom......

Sunshine36616 March 6, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

Thanks! Kerry, we have both witnessed the awesomeness of smoked chicken nachos. We know their power!

Beth Dolgner March 6, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

We knew that had to be you holding those signs on the Jumbotron! Way to go. I got to hold up my Bergfors sign twice, hooray!

Nacho Boults cracks me up. I like how he's all casual, with his sleeves rolled up, having a good time.

Sunshine36616 March 6, 2010 at 12:51 PM  

I missed your sign! I would have taken a pic!

I have another one were Boults is leaned up against the wall, typical man pose. Kerry said "he probably even has his hands down his pants."

kerry March 7, 2010 at 7:59 PM  

al bundy style !

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