Hello again. It's been a rough stretch for the Wild for the month of January and last night's game was no different. As as fan of the game and of the team, it's been hard to watch and I'm hoping the Wild can turn it around soon. Yesterday the Arizona Coyotes came in and were outshot and dominated by the Wild for 2 periods before a mental slip up by Dubnyk allowed the Coyotes to score a short handed goal and tie the game 1-1 late in the third period to force overtime. Just more of the same for the Wild who continue to surprise the fanbase with their ability to steal losses from teams.
On the bright side, I had a really great conversation with a fan during the 2nd period. One of my favorite parts about covering games is interacting with the fans because when I'm not behind the camera, I'm just another fan too. He was a photographer as well so we had a pretty nice chat about photography.
Since the US Figure Skating Championships were here, they had to shave some layers off of the ice so it was back to normal, but what I didn't know is that they put the logos down again, so it was as if it was brand new since it hadn't been skated on because both teams didn't practice or do a morning skate the day of the game. I've been wanting to do a tilt/shift shot again to get a different angle that and was really happy with the results since the center ice logo was colorful and wasn't dull.
That's it for me. Wild are on break since it's All Star weekend so I won't be back at Xcel until Feb. 11th when the Capitals are in town. This weekend I'm covering the US Pond Hockey Championship, excited to go back and see some pond hockey, the way it's meant to be played.
Canon 1D Mark IV
45mm T/S f/2.8