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Calgary Flames vs. Atlanta Thrashers, Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia - March 13, 2008

My first post-strike/lockout NHL game.


Inside the area - I guess this is the old scoreboard from the Omni.

Pregame introuctions - they have fire breathing "thrasher" birds. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Faceoff in front of Curtis Joseph. [Crop/Zoom: 2590x1945]

An early-game fight. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Jarome Iginla. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Mark Recchi. [Larger: 1744x1308]

They clean up the ice during TV timeouts. [Larger: 1744x1308]

The University of Rochester Yellow Jackets, who had earlier performed the national anthems.

2nd period faceoff, 2-0 Calgary after 1. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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The Thrashers finally got on the board, making it 3-1. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Eric Perrin. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Another Atlanta goal. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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During the second period break, prizes were thrown down from the rafters attached to little parachutes. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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More parachuting prizes. [Larger: 1744x1308]

They also had this guy shooting prizes into the crowd. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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Back to hockey. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Thrashers goal. [Larger: 1744x1308]

More fire breathing. [Larger: 1744x1308]

The Thrashers have a 5-4 lead late. [Larger: 1744x1308]

And an empty netter. [Larger: 1744x1308]

Completing an Ilya Kovalchuk hat trick. [Larger: 1744x1308]

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