Thursday, January 27, 2011

May 3, 2008 - Dodgers at Rockies

I feel like catching up on some old games. I can't catch them all up, but I have to throw this one out there - my first MLB game. This was right after the Rockies' amazing 2007 run to the World Series, so there was still a lot of optimism for the guys in purple pinstripes.

Russell Martin turns his bat into splinters.

Juan Pierre snags third base.

January 26, 2011 - Coyotes at Avalanche

Sad game for the boys in burgundy and blue on this final NHL game before the all star game break.

Defenseman Keith Yandle celebrates a goal. He had two points on the night.

Andy protests a goal where he felt there was interference. The referees were the most hated team in the building after a 2nd period disallowed goal.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

January 22, 2011 - Bruins at Avalanche

With this game against the Boston Bruins, I've photographed every NHL team at the Pepsi Center. I was glad to see the Av's in their road whites and the visiting Bruins in their "alternate" or 3rd jerseys.

I also tried out something new, thinking it might be good to try for some really tight shots of a few players. Took me a couple periods to get my settings dialed, and there is still some work to do, but it was pretty cool. It sucks shooting through the glass.

A close up of Marc Savard's faceoff face. He was pulled from the game in the 2nd period after smashing against the boards. He's missed a lot of games in the past two seasons to concussion, so hopefully he's OK.

For some reason this game featured more scuffles than I would have expected. Here, David Koci waits for his masters order to attack.

Stastny picked up his 100th career NHL goal in the first period. Here, he tries to tip in a pass that ends up in the lap of Tim Thomas. At the end it was a bad loss for the Av's but a decent game for me.

January 18, 2011 - Canucks at Avalanche

The captains scuffle. Foote started this by sucker-punching Sedin in the back of the head. Classic.

Henrik puts everything into a shot. The chaos that ensued produced a goal for the Canucks.

The puck was deflected off the end of Luongo's stick. LUCK.

Anderson get's a little lucky on this one too ... the puck is seen floating in the air.

Bang Bang dance.... tha Av's took this one in OT.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

January 10, 2011 - Red Wings at Avalanche

The Av's were out to an early 4-1 lead in this one, making approximately 60% of the fans in the Pepsi Center happy. The Red Wings games are always the very best of the year, and this was no exception. The rivalry is alive in Denver anyway.

Jonesy puts one past backup goalie Joey MacDonald in the 2nd period.

Ryan Wilson lays out a sorry Red Wings player.

The captain Foote and the goalie Budaj celebrate a hard fought 5-4 victory.

Friday, January 14, 2011

January 8, 2011 - Islanders at Avalanche

I don't care what the news says - this one is all about Tavares v Duchene for me. I love that we got the better guy in the 2009 draft, even though he was the third overall pick. Can't even remember who went #2....

Feisty faceoff.

Tavares is credited with the game winner in overtime. Av's now 0-6-2 or something in the last 8 games against the lowly Islanders. They got the point on a Hejduk goal with 0:04 left in the third, which made it a pretty good game overall.

January 4, 2011 - Sabres at Avalanche

Can't shoot the Sabres without trying to get something good of Ryan Miller. Here our guy O'Reilly is in on the action in the crease. Thoughts are with that kid tonight.

Duchene and O'Reilly, celebrating an overtime win.