The Lightning came to town on Friday night. Even though it was an Eastern Conference team, with some legitimate stars, on a Friday night, the Pepsi Center was still eerily empty. How much are scalpers charging these days? I would think you could get in for about $15. So do it.
The game was a see-saw if I've ever seen one. The Lightning came out skating circles around a surprised Av's squad. However, by the 3rd period, the Av's had adjusted to the play and tied the game at a goal a piece. In the 3rd the Av's truly outplayed the lightning, but the game still went to a shootout, which the Av's won on a Wojtek Wolski delayed-release backhanded flip.
I chose this shot because I like what O'Reilly is for the team right now. He's a playmaker and a face for the young club. I hope he has a great and long career, so these images of him as a teenager will age as well as he does.
Colorado Avalanche center Ryan O'Reilly (37) takes a shot during a regular season game between the Colorado Avalanche and the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.