It's certainly been a while. So uh, sorry about that. I hit a stretch in October where I was shooting every other day for a just over a week so I've gotten behind on my backlog of photos and keeping my site updated but now that my schedule has calmed down I'm going to hopefully get caught up. Right now with the NHL we're a quarter of the way through the season so this post is going to contain a few games I've shot since the home opener!
Before we start though, I'd like to mention that I was offered a chance to write a guest post on PetaPixel after I made a post on Reddit's /r/photography subreddit about how I set up my remote camera for NHL games. I did a small video and wrote down a little of the process in my initial post and after it gained some traction and some really good feedback, one of their editors reached out to me and I was able to get my piece published! You can take a look at it here.
Onto the actual hockey photos. Starting off we'll do some from when the Toronto Maple Leafs were in town. The Leafs have always been the butt of the joke in the NHL; it doesn't help that they haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1967 but they're hoping to turn a new chapter and come back to prominence with new upper management, a new coach, and some fresh young talent. The biggest name: 2016 #1 Overall Draft Pick Auston Matthews from Scottsdale, Arizona.
Moving on into November, the Calgary Flames came into town and apologies to Flames Nation for breaking Johnny Gaudreau's finger. Really chippy game overall and it was starting to get pretty nasty as the game went on.
I'll end this one with the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche. The Boston game was pretty boring from a photography stand point, I just ended up sending a bunch of stock images because all three periods were a drag. The only goal was scored by Mikael Granlund with 45 seconds remaining in the 3rd period and it wasn't even a shot on goal, he was trying to saucer pass over to Jonas Brodin who was cutting towards the net and the puck deflected off of Boston's Adam McQuaid and went into the net. That is, as they call it, "puck luck." The Colorado game on the other hand was pretty entertaining, the Wild went out to a 2-0 lead and then gave up 3 unanswered goals in the 3rd period, the game winner coming from Nathan MacKinnon who was essentially being defended by 3 guys and he was still able to get the puck past Dubnyk.
Thanks for looking and reading! Posts are going to start coming in more frequently, I still have a post I'm planning on doing for the US Women's National Team when they faced Switzerland here at US Bank Stadium so look out for that one next. Have a great Thanksgiving!
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