FINALLY! It's time to drop the puck in Phillips Arena. Fans were excited to see their new players and get the season underway. Some (and by some I mean ME) were more excited than others. Michelle was awesome enough to get a picture of me with my signs for Big Buff and Chris Mason.
I was getting all kinds of love for my signs. Chris Mason looked at my sign and waved his glove at me and smiled. He later skated by and gave me a stick tap. While Buff was leaned up against the wall like this, he looked at my sign and smiled, then gave me the "what's up" head nod. Swoon!
The Gremlin! Brent Sopel swirling around being dramatic.
Chris Mason in his very popular old school mask.
Abby with her "Pavelec Saves" sign.
Opening face off of the first game of the season!
Michelle took this moments before the drama unfolded.
This is how he stayed the entire time, no movement, twitching or shaking.
Cherry picking bastard!
Ladd up in Neuvirth's grill.
After some scuffle in the crease, Mike Greene covered the puck with is hand and Evander Kane was awarded a penalty shot!
Pevs almost gets one in.
Action behind Neuvirth.
First star of the game, Evander Kane!
I don't know how the guys managed to put aside their worry for Ondrej and play the game, let alone win. I could barely concentrate and I was just watching! Big Buff told them on the bench "win this one for Pavs." Looks like this horrific incident is gonna bring out the good in the team. Go Thrashers!