Thursday, October 23, 2008


My beloved Red Wings came to St. Louis on Wednesday night (October 22nd). It was the first time I saw my favorite Team since the Red Wings won the 2008 Stanley Cup on June 4th. It is always so exciting seeing all my favorite players during warm up before the game. Half of my photos are taken at hockey games and half of these photos are of my beloved Red Wings. The players probably recognize me, a little old Asian lady, pushing and fighting with little kids, trying to get close to the glass. There, photo above, Darren McCarty "Big Mac" trying to put one in the net and of course, the ever so-good Chris Osgood "Ozzie" would not let that happen!
The Captain, Nicklas Lidstrom #5 (above), stretching and getting ready for the game.

I love the photo below, Lidstrom (left), stretching some more while Osgood (right) just taking it easy. Osgood got a night off as Babcock put the rookie goalie Conklin to the test and he proved that he could be a pretty good netminder.
It was a good game but typical match-up as the Wings dominated the 1st and 2nd periods, scoring three goals before the Blues came back with two power play goals at the end of 2nd period. Trying to beat traffic leaving the parking lot, we left early when the Wings put one more in the net making it 4-2. We missed the excitement in the last 5 minutes of the 3rd period when the Blues were on power play and also pulled their goalie (Manny Legace who was a former Red Wings) and that made it 2-man advantage. The Blues scored a goal but could not tie the game. Wings won 4-3, back on top in the Division Standings. Franzenly, it was zetty osgood game!

My top ten favorite Red Wings, Pavel Datsyuk (above photo). What a beautiful sight seeing the line up of Henrik Zetterberg "Zetty", Johan Franzen "The Mule", Tomas Holstrom, always setting up the screen in front of the net. Hossa #81 (photo below) decided that if you can't beat them, join them. His previous team was the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team that was defeated. Hossa signed a one-year contract with the Wings in hope to achieve the ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup.

I finally got close enough to take a photo of the Detroit Red Wings Head Coach Mike Babcock. Babcock was also head coach of the Anaheim Ducks when they reached the Final but loss to the New Jersey Devils.

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