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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Round 1, Game #5 -- Aeros vs. Peoria -- Photos

Peoria came out hitting everything that moved in this one. Here you can see Clayton Stoner getting one in on Nicholas Drazenovic.
I thought Bryan Lundbohm had another good game.
Anton Khudobin got the win but he looked unsteady at times. Here he came way out for a poke check on Trent Whitfield that was a near disaster. Gotta love the effort though.
Khudobin came up huge on this stop of Yan Stastny. The Rivermen were shorthanded when Stastny got the break away on the Aeros power play unit.
Here you can see the kind of juicy rebounds Anton gave up all night. This puck went back out almost to the blue line.
Here is a nice close up shot of Anton.

Mitch Love dropped the gloves with Tyson Strachan after a Aeros "near goal" in the 2nd period.
Finally the Aeros Matt Beaudoin scores on the power play to cut the Peoria lead to 1.
And the celebration after.

This is the Robbie Earl goal to knot the game at 2.
With the score tied at 2 in OT, and trying to kill a 2 man Peoria advantage, Anton Khudobin was frustrated by Yan Stastny and pushes Stastny's helmet down over his eyes
The Rivermen were unable to score but Anton still gave the crowd heart attacks by continuing to cough up juicy rebounds and failing to control the puck. But he did the important thing and kept the puck out of the net.
Finally Max Noreau shoots the game winning shot. Here you can see what it looked like for Manny Legace and Maxime Noreau.
Here you can see the puck beat Legace glove side and the game is over.
It was a huge win in a poorly played game but the Aeros had no quit in them.
All Photos:Fred Trask


Ms. Conduct said...

Okay, the glamour shot of Dimples literally made the hair stand up on the back of my neck. No joke. Gorgeous.

And the one of him shoving Stastny's lid forward is hysterical. I gotta remember that move.

Great stuff, Fred, as always.

John Royal said...

Wow. Great shots of the Noreau game-winner.

Fred Trask said...

That's what you do as a warning BEFORE you nut a guy.

Thanks for the compliments.

Fred Trask said...

Thanks John

Ms. Conduct said...

I'm suppose to warn 'em? Pfft. Nah.

Fred Trask said...

Hextall would warn 'em. I'm just saying ...

Ms. Conduct said...

Hmm. I'll take that into consideration. Hextall=Awesome

Sunshine36616 said...

Phenomenal pictures! I love looking at hockey pictures. I love taking them, too. Mine don't look like that though, lol.

Snikpip said...

"Ms. Conduct said...
I'm suppose to warn 'em? Pfft. Nah."

That all the warning I'LL ever need.

beware the bear(s) said...

Will have to 'can' these for the 'dry' summer days ahead.. so we can always have something great and CUTE to look at, thanks, Fred!

Ms. Conduct said...

Snik, you're a smart man.

I was unloading my goalie gear yesterday and got to my stick and thought, "Nope, that's staying with me in case of a nutting emergency."