Atlanta Thrashers Vs. Washington Capitals
October 22, 2009

Thrashers

This game could be considered the Thrashers second home opener. They have been on the road ever since their actual home opener on October 3rd. They performed wonderfully on the road trip, starting the year with a 4-1-1 record. It was great to have the boys back in town!

They are calling each Thursday home game "Thrashers Thursdays" and use it as an excuse to wear their alternate red jerseys. I don't care for them too much, but what can you do? Maybe it was the jerseys, I don't know, but I wasn't in much of a photo taking mood. I only took 20 pictures total. Very strange for me.

Pavelec started the game. We went back and forth for a few goals. It was 1-0, then 1-1, then 2-1, then 2-2 going into the first intermission. The second period started and all hell broke loose. Pavelec was the victim of an insanely crazy bounce and it obviously shook him. We allowed three goals in 88 seconds. Suddenly, it was 5-2 and that sucked.

I'm glad to say that the boys never let it get them down, though. They pulled Pavs after the fifth goal and put in Hedberg. The Thrashers scored another goal to make it 5-3. In the last minutes, they pulled Hedberg, Ovechkin got a penalty to make it a 6 on 3, and we scored again to make it 5-4. In the last seconds, they kept Hedberg out and we tried hard for another goal, but it just wasn't to be. As Travis said, this is a loss we could feel good about. And we kept Ovechkin off the score board, so I'm good with that too.


The game's program featured Nik Antropov, who really reminds me of our friend Barry.

Huh. Awkward.

This stick wound up in Pavelec's crease. He picked it up and wasn't sure what to do with it for a second. He looked at first like he was going to try playing with two sticks!

I thought for a moment that the boys were going to fight, but without Brashear, the Capitals have apparently turned in to a bunch of sissies.

Bogosian heads for the puck.
 

Pavs, chilling with his good buddy, The Net.

Kovy.

This is Moose, doing some warm-ups after they pulled Pavs. He's just getting up from this little pinball flipper type move he does.

Alright. Moose. Ready for action.

Peverley continues to kick ass.
 

Since Sarah F is no longer with the Blue Crew, Travis seems to have chosen Shea here as his next favorite.

Here's the Moose on the bench so we could have an extra skater.

Semyon Varlamov. At first, I was excited to see him, then I remembered that I liked him because he was good. That's not something you want in an opposing goalie.

Ovechkin. Russian for Douchebag. (I got that from the boys over at hockeytshirt.net.)

The final tally. Kovy was named third star. Afinogenov was second star. Schultz from the Capitals was the first star, likely due to his fluke goal.