Yesterday I had a chance (once again) to head to the All-State Arena here in the Chicago area to check out the Avs farm club, the Lake Erie Monsters. This time was special because it was my 7-month-old's first "live" hockey experience. From that standpoint I can't tell you much about the game, except that that Monsters lost to the Chicago Wolves in an 8 round shootout. The game was on NHL Network, so I know a few of you were able to check it out.
After being ties 1-1, the Wolves nabbed 3 straight goals to take a 4-1 lead on an extremely slow looking "Temp Goalie" Grahame. But the Monsters answered with 3 goals of their own, setting up an OT and the eventual shootout.
For those that watched at home...can you tell me what happened to TJ Hensick? I saw him in the warm-ups, but I didn't notice him at all during the game, and he didn't come out during the shootout. Did he get hurt?
A couple of pics from the game:
John Grahame during warm-ups:
My accidental "cool artsy" picture of TJ Hensick:
Defensemen Brett Skinner:
Some game action:
More game action:
Grahame stops Chris Stewart's brother Anthony in the shootout: