Forgive me while I wax poetic for a bit.
There are two images that stick out in my mind tonight:
The first is Daoust scoring the OT winner for the Aeros tonight and Brusty leaping, fists pumping, from his crease and galloping down the ice to celebrate with his teammates. SHUTOUT. Fuck yeah.
The second is waiting in the hallway to interview after the game and watching him racing to the locker room after accepting his #1 star honors--sweaty hair going every which way and grinning ear-to-ear. And no beard. Holy geez...
What a privilege it is to get to be right there to see my favorite goalie, the one who inspired ME to become a goalie, reap the rewards of a helluva lot of hard work and patience, particularly over the last few months of being shuttled back and forth between the AHL and ECHL. Amazing.
It was a great night for my other goalie, too. Jaeger allowed only 1 goal on 31 shots tonight for the Texas Brahmas, after pitching a shutout last night. One goal in 59 shots? Damn. DAMN! He's just burning it up. That's great. Though check out the penalties from this game. Good grief!
Plus there's this. And this.
Dear hockey photogs of the world,
Chicks effin' LOVE the water bottle shot. Be a hero and get at least one of these a game, will ya?
Dear hot goalies of the world,So there ya go. I've said my prayers for the night. :)
If you could just lift that lid up and squirt that water on your face a bit, while making sure the cameraman in the corner has a nice view of you, that'd be most helpful.
This is the song I had in my head all through the Aeros game tonight, but it didn't feel right for the T3I story, so I'll use it here: