My first Wings game was the best thing I did on Christmas Break! I was very excited when I got to the rink. Mommy took me down to ice level. Daddy was planning on taking me down to Ice Level, but since he got the flu Mommy had to go to the game with me. (she really tried to be sorry that Daddy was sick, but it was the Wings so it made it some what hard to be sad that she had to go to the game with me.) When we got down to the ice we went over and stood behind the Wings bench right next to the tunnel. We waited there for 20 minutes and then the coolest thing happened. As the Wings came through the tunnel Kronwall hit my hand with his glove as he was going out to warm up. I got to watch the whole warm up. Some of the pictures Mommy took make it look like I was on the bench.
Then as they left the ice 4 players hit my hand. Cleary, Fillpula, Markov, and I'm not sure who else, they went through the tunnel kind of fast.
Then we went up to our seats. We were in the second top row. It was way far down from the ice, but we were by some Wings fans, and the Blue Jacket fans were pretty nice. Maybe since Mommy told them it was my first ever NHL game to be at. I felt like they would win. I cheered really loud when we scored goals. In the first period we scored 3 goals. It was really quiet. Mommy said that is what happens when you can't hear the play by play guy.
In the second period I got a snack. It was popcorn and a red icee. They had blue icees too, but no Blue at a Wings game!!! The Blue Jackets then scored 4 goals. They went ahead of the Wings and I felt like I was going to leave the game sad. Mommy said "Don't give up, it's the Wings, and it's still the second period." I should have faith in the team.
Now in the third period we scored 3 more times, and then Markov put the goal in the empty net. He was one of the players that hit my hand. I must have given him good luck! I have a question for you, which hockey player scored a hat trick after hitting my hand??? We didn't know it at the game because they had credited the goal to Lang, but it was really... you have to guess.
I stayed awake the whole way back home. It took about 2 hours to drive home and we made it back by midnight. We then read a really cool book it is called Brady Brady. It has the Blue Jacket symbol on the cover but the real reason we bought it was that it has a quote from Steve Yzerman on it saying that "Brady Brady can play for my team anytime".
That's it folks...the Best Christmas Break event as told by Zach, the future Red Wings player...well we can dream can't we!
I have to say that I truly did feel bad that Phil got sick...ok, maybe not as sorry as I've felt other times that he has been sick. It was so cool that we got to be right behind the bench for practice. 117 pictures worth of cool!!! I can't wait to scrapbook them in our Red Wings album that I was planning on starting.