First, I need to apologize for the way the pictures on this blog look. I'll update platforms soon; Blogger has finally forced my hand with even crappier control over how pictures look. Hopefully I can keep the archive without much trouble. I used to code my own HTML and I had to again tonight to get it to look even as good as it does, which I know is not great.
Second, the Avalanche won a shootout today, and for the first time in 10 meetings, beat the Nashville Predators. I was told that Carrie Underwood was NOT in the building, but I don't know what that has to do with anything. Seven goals were scored in the second period. The Predators came within one on a Shea Weber goal with a minute to go in the third, but the Avalanche were able to hold off the 90 second 6-man charge.
The Ducks are mighty again, and they did their best to prove it at the Pepsi Center on Wednesday night. I felt and shot "loose" and was happy with a couple of pictures I made. The Avalanche couldn't sneak anything by the Ducks' phenom goalie, not that they looked like they could have gotten anything by ANY NHL goalie on this particular night.
Under no uncertain instruction to focus on the exciting young Oilers, I had my work cut out for me as the strong-at-home Avalanche spoiled the party. I missed a couple of shots I really wanted, but in the end probably weren't as important as I was setting them up to be, overall I'm happy with this take. I wish I would have turned in a little stronger game-day edit and I'm upset to see that my color was off on my initial takes (very easy adjustment in post but unfortunately I filed from the seats and wasn't seeing a problem at the time). Nice to see another home win for the Avalanche even if I was looking for more Oilers pictures this time. All images copyright Getty Images 2013.