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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Aeros v. Rockford 3/27 - Photos Part 2

Antti Niemi makes a huge save with the right pad on a Jesse Schultz shot, late in the third period.
Both net minders made huge saves in the 13 round shootout. Here you see Anton Khudobin making a pad save on Tim Brent.

Antti Niemi stops Morten Madsen
Khudobin shuts down Pascal Pelletier
Krys Kolanos tries some kind of weird drag move that doesn't work out well.
Benoit Pouliot snaps one in.
Since Pouliot was successful coach put him right back out there. He tried snapping a shot from further out but Niemi was able to get a pad on it.
Anton was able to squeeze this shot between the pad and arm.
Marco Rosa got in too deep and Niemi got his blocker on it.
Krys Kolanos snaps this one past Niemi.
The Aeros needed a goal to stay alive here and Corey Locke tried the same move he used 5 nights before against Peoria. He had Niemi down but he couldn't get the shot up enough to have the same result. Rockford wins 3-2.

I couldn't decide on which one of these Niemi shots I liked better so you get both. This was as he waited ot be announced as the #1 star of the game. You can see he's a fan of Assassin's Creed.

All Photos:Fred Trask

1 comment:

Austrian Aeros fan said...

Great pix. THANKS A LOT.
Have sent one each (I hope you don't mind) on to a friend of mine in Czech Republic who in his younger years was a goalie himself (now he sings opera!), he sure will appreciate the efforts.

I for one wish Khudobin does 'khorosho' for the Wild.

And Henderson will (one assumes) get a real work out after being on a college team.