Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Afternoon Delight: Thrashers vs Bruins

I love matinee hockey! There is time to tailgate (if you can find the space in the gulch). The game is over early so you still have time to prepare for the work week. The only thing I don’t like is it’s usually kids day, so there are a ton of kids. It can also suck if the Falcons are playing at the same time. The spot you usually pay $8 for can be jacked up to as much $20, and that’s assuming you can find a space.

Last Sunday Blueland welcomed the Boston Bruins to town. As the Falcons were indeed in town, Phillips Arena opened the door 30 minutes early and offered $1 concessions (hot dogs, pretzels, drinks and popcorn) for an hour. Sweet!

I was hustling down to the Bruins side to see Tim Thomas. I did stop for a dog and a drink though. My sign said “Tim Thomas: On the Road to Another Vezina.” So we get down to the glass and I get settle and put my sign up. I’m turned away from the opposing bench stuffing the $1 hotdog into my mouth talking to Marisa. I hear my husband say “there is Tim Thomas.” I turned around and holy shit, there was Tim Thomas. I almost choked to death on my hot dog.

He was sitting like the distance of 5 seats away from me on the opposing bench just chatting with the cop. I ripped my sign of the glass and yelled "TIM!" He turned and I showed him my sign. He said "Nice. Thank you." *SWOON*

So here is me and my sign. What sucks is that Tim Thomas plopped down DIRECTLY in front of my sign and did stretches. I was nudging my husband telling him to call Randy so he could take a picture but he wouldn't (he's in trouble). Michelle did, but it was too. late.

So yeah, Tim was REALLY close to me. At least I got a good look at his mask.

A lot of the design on it is similar to his previous mask, just in whites and greys.


I also had the pleasure of meeting blog follower Brittany at the game. She had a special request of some Chara pictures, so here you go! Yes, I do take requests :)

She said she thought Chara was "precious." I can honestly say that's not a word I'd ever thought about using for Big Z.

Horton hears a who, and looks pissed off about it.

Tuukka! My favorite milk-crate-throwing goalie.

I see ya' baby, shaking that ass.

Did someone put itching powder in their gear?

Tuukka facing some shots.

More action.

Step aside and let the man come through!

A Chara action shot.

Boychuck stretching out.

Damn, who knew Boychuck was good looking and has Marty Biron eyes?!?

Swarming Timmeh.

Opening face off!

Tuukka turns the puck aside.

Release the Kraken! I don't even think Medusa's head would stop Chara.

More penalties! Stewie is turned loose.

Here it comes, Pavs!

Burmi helping Pavs out.

Okay, not only is this a cool shot of a goal, it's something else. This goal was scored by Evander Kane and assisted by Anthony Stewart and Dustin Byfuglien, very possibly the first goal scored by an all black effort. Does it matter? Not really I guess, but I think it's cool.

Thor hoping to get something past Boychuck and Tuukka.


Two of the biggest bodies in the game, Antro and Chara on the ice together.

Johnny shaved this beard and left an epic stache for Movember.

Kane mixes it up with Matt Hunwick.

Peverley doesn't want to be left out of the goal scoring!

Zach looking back to make sure Grandpa Recchi didn't break a hip. Who am I kidding?!?! He's like 4 years older than me.

Ding Ding Ding! Ladies and Gentlemen, your main attraction.

Eric Boulton vs Shawn Thornton

An elbow pad flies off.

Look out Shawn, Boultsie has his arm out of the sleeve.

Boultsie's biggest fan, Sandy, is pleased.

I like this shot because it has some snow and a puck in it.

Get up Pavs!

At 18:06 in the 2nd period, Daniel Paille decided to board Burmistrov. Eager decided to discuss that with Mr. Paille and chaos ensued.

Burmi is stunned.

When not watching the game, Chris Mason takes pics with fans.

Slater taking it to the net.

Tuukka says "no."

Nice stick save there, Tuukka.


Nope, he's good!

He's real good!

Pavs tracking the action behind him.

Thrashers win! The game totally belonged to Atlanta and we beat Boston 4 to 1. It's early Sunday night, we won and the team isn't traveling, it's the perfect night for a post game show guest! Scheduled to appear is Niklas Bergfors! Yeah, he showed up as the show was over and people were leaving. Thanks Bergie.

Les Thrashers d'Atlanta contre les Canadiens de Montréal

Last Friday, the Montreal Canadiens paid Blueland a visit. We usually seem to have a surprisingly large amount of Habs fans come to these games to support the bleu, blanc et rouge. Atlanta was on a three game win streak and we were hoping to keep it up!

I’ve personally never had any issues with a Habs fan. All of those I’ve encountered have been friendly and are excited to cheer on their team. That’s fine by me. The “Go Habs Go” chant is irritating, but it’s my home arena, so it’s our job to shut them up. I’m super jealous of this guy’s glasses. They had blinking lights on them.

On the Thrashers end, I had my Toby Enstrom sign. Michelle was awesome enough to get a picture of it for me. I drafted Toby for my fantasy team this season and he has been a little pocket of Swedish GOLD! So far this season Toby has played in all 24 games (of course) and gotten me 3 goals, 17 assists, 6 penalty minutes, 13 power play points, 12 hits and a phenomenal 46 blocks and is a +1. Tack så mycket, Toby.

For my friend Candice, Big Hal Gill humping the ice.

Thor doing his stick twirly thing. While most of the guys look funny with a moustache, I think Thor looks like a pirate or a gypsy, especially with the hair.

Johnny putting a shot on net.

TOBY! Over here! Hey Swede!

Pevs looks excited!

Toby cruising in to the net. I know you see me, you little Swedish bastard!

Do not roll your eyes at me, young man! Okay Okay Okay, I'll stop yelling and waiving.

Buff likes my sign.

Sorry Buff, someone already picked you in our fantasy team draft. I'll make you another sign later though.

Swarming the goalie.

One last Oduya shot!

Opening face off!

Pavs tracking the puck.

Release the Pevs! Pevs got an interference call.

Moen up to no good in front of Pavs.

In addition to getting a penalty, Pevs also got a goal in the first period and the Thrashers went into the second period up 1-0.

Ladd in front of Auld.

Shake it off, PK! It looked like he got hit in the ear....OUCH! He's another of my fantasy team studs!

Bergy trying to get a puck in the net.

Le douche! Sit down Dbag. Your friends don't see you. The game is going ass clown.

Some discussions going on in front of the net.

Discussions in front of the other net. Lots to talk about!

Well! We should have more opposing fans like this! This is a "fantasy team" of a different sort!
Revenir à n'importe quel moment gentelmen!

Auld tracking the puck.

Chillin' like a villain, Big Buff waits during a break.

Sir, I don't care what your granddaughter says, you are too old for those pants.

The second period belonged to the Thrashers with goals from Toby (woo hoo fantasy points) and another from Pevs. The Thrashers go into the 3rd period up 3 to 0!

Toby getting me yet another block!

Pavs making a fantastical save.

More discussions in front of Auld.

Zack and PK decide they need a little longer to talk things over.

The boys are barking at each other.

Zach wants PK to take his helmet off. PK doesn't want to. Zach, ever the gentleman, helps him out with that.

Helmet off, now the fun starts.

If by fun you mean hug-fest.

PK gets a punch in.

Zach's turn.

Zach gets him down.

Some punches were thrown, but mostly hugging and spinning.

Pavs protecting his shut out.

Pavs' rebound control has really improved.

Our boys defending the zone!

Complete douche bags. Play is on. There are people behind them. Yet they stand up and wave. The people behind them were asking them to sit down. Yet they stand up and wave. We were yelling "SIT DOWN." Sit the fuck down.

Thrashers win!

Post game time!
Looks like Kinkade has had enough of Dan Kamal's shit! HA! Just kidding, everyone loves Dan.

Post game show guest is star of the game with two goals, Rich Peverely! My favorite part of this picture is that Pevs needs to do laundry, he has a spot on his sleeve.

Pevs talking about what a bad ass he is. Of course this isn't true, Pevs is the most humble guy out there.

Woo Hoo, four in a row! I don't know what to do with all of this winning!


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