Monday, March 16, 2009
This weekend was the final game of the season at Agganis Arena before the hockey team embarks on a challenging road through the playoffs. I was exploring new places to shoot for the game and happened to be right on the corner of the ice while BU was warming up. The guys on the team like to play with the puck - they volley it on their sticks, shuffle it through their legs before trying to score or set up a bunch of them in pyramid-like designs. I saw Kevin Shattenkirk (3) come around the bend after taking a practice shot with a puck on his stick and I knew that he was going to bat it around a little before hitting it back to his teammates. I picked up the wide angle and shot this picture with the puck in mid air. Shattenkirk is definitely a character - he chews on his mouthguard during games and can always be counted on to try something new with the puck.
Now it's off to TD Banknorth Garden for the semi-finals and finals for Hockey East. BU is facing cross-town rival BC on Friday, so regardless of the outcome, it is guaranteed to be a good game.