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.


ATLANTA HOCKEY PICTURES December 3, 2010 at 4:35 AM  


Thrashers~Girl December 3, 2010 at 1:28 PM  

I really liked TTs mask, but I think I liked his colored one better. This turned out to be a great day, much better than I hoped for! And, the Boulton fight, that just kept on...an on....and on..in slow motion, lol. Great coverage and pics.


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