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.
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.
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.
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....
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.