This was so not a good night. Last night, Thrashers had played Rangers in NY and then flown home, meanwhile Canes were sitting here in Atlanta resting up and getting ready for their turn to try to be the team to slide into the playoffs in the 8th spot (Canes got payback the next night and Rangers are going to the playoffs!).
The night started on a positive note: Goalie Ondrej Pavelec was presented the “Three Star Award” trophy prior to the game. The trouble started in the first period, and continued til the final whistle, including Pavelec finally losing his cool in the third period, slamming his stick on the glass then turning on his blades and throwing it down the ice, and on one of the next next face offs, Canes scored, again!!!
One can only imagine what went on in the dressing room when they got off the ice, guessing Ondrej let them know how angry he was for abandoning him to pretty much defend this this game by himself.
That’s about it for this one. A few shots below.
Goalie Matchup: Ondrej Pavelec v Cam Ward
Just a few, I didn’t take that many tonight because I was too busy yelling!
Pavelec receiving his award
Little works harder in the game than almost any guy does, and takes more abuse than anyone, but his heart is in it and he never gives up. This has really been a banner season for him. Here’s Staal shoving Little into the boards
Anthony Stewart fires one off
Wheeler circling around to toss the puck at Cam
We were all up in Cam’s grill but it just wasn’t enough
Likes to look at the Blue Crew Girls too, and looks like he sees something he likes
Cam, all chatty!!! Didn’t look like he ever broke a sweat. He’s pretty sharp.
I really thought that given the tone of this game, Pavs would just finally knock him down
For all the ones that got thru, three times as many were blocked. SOGs tonight weren’t pretty either.
Pevelec worked his butt off tonight! Oduya trying to block
This was just before Buff lost his mind, earning 10 minutes, with 8 minutes remaining in the game. No more Buff tonite.
Kane playing keep away
Nik trying to get one past Cam
Thrash and Jami helping this person find the target and hopefully the grand prize
What did they win, JBird? This one won $3k!
Andrey Zubarev was brought up and we realllly like this guy. And, he’s already been given a couple of nicknames we heard being called out, “Zuby, “Zubo”, “Zoob”……….
And, it’s in there!
Just leave it there and let us enjoy it for a minute, Cam