Saturday, January 29, 2011

Final Meeting: Thrashers vs Capitals

Tonight was the final meeting of the Thrashers with their divisional rivals, the Washington Capitals. In our previous 5 meetings we had defeated them 3 times. January was a tough month for the Thrashers and we needed a win like Whitney Houston needs a hit.

Since this was the last time the Caps were coming through and I hadn't been down on their end for photographs this season, I headed into enemy territory.

My favorite Cap, Brooks Laich chewing his gum.

Brooks Laichs his gum.

Semyon Varlamov looks so mean! He's probably wondering why that fat American chick is taking pictures of him.

This is Varlie's theme song.

Now that Ovie has that fancy Gillette endorsement, he is clean shaven and has a neat haircut. It's a vast improvement.

Yeah, okay I have a lot of Brooksie pics.

Varlie is the angriest looking goalie.

Semyon taking some shots.

Mike Green handling the pucks.

More shots for Varlie.

Oh look, it's Brooksie again.

Backstrom should ask Ovie about his stylist.

Swarming Holtby.

While the others were swarming the goalie, Ovechkin stretched. While Ovechkin stretched, Backstrom did this little puck drill where he shot it back and forth through Ovie's skate.

I Laich Brooks.

Ovie likes his stick.

On to the game!

Johnny gets physical and tries to clear the crease.

Thanks asshole. Gotta love these shots.

Captain Ladd in front of the net trying to get the puck in.

The guys have some discussions.

Varlamov peeks through the screen.

Varlamov takes a shot and sends the puck to the side.

In the third period and back on this side of the ice, Varlie makes a save...but where IS the puck?

I know it's here somewhere.

After some digging, Varlie and the ref come up with the puck.

Through the chaos, Pavs holds on to the puck.

Bad Brooksie! You can't score on us.

The final minutes of the game are winding down and the Capitals are pushing hard.

Pavs watches the puck.

Buff and Pevs glance up at the clock hoping to see the final seconds ticking away.

Thrashers wing! Pavs makes 36 saves and gets a 1-0 shut out! The only goal of the game was scored by Nik Antropov.

Recently scratched for a few games, Zach Bogosian played with some hustle and had a good game. He was our post game show guest.

You might notice the post game show looking a little different. My good friends at the 680 the Fan now have a fancy new studio for the show, built by Weather Tite Windows (I expect a check for advertising!) The studio is gorgeous, but the guys on the inside are like in a bubble. You are separated by glass. It's kind of hard to feel like part of the show. It's like taking pictures at an aquarium.

Zach answers some questions from Dan Kamal and John Kincade.

More questions for Zach. Note the Silly Bandz he has.



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