So, the game will begin in 30 minutes, and here is where you can find The Shootout’s liveblog. I had precious obligations, so I was unable to blog about the events yesterday, which was fantastic. Mostly thanks in part to Ovechkin and his hat and sunglasses during the breakaway competition.
Check back after the first period! But while you’re waiting, feel free to listen to Marc Savard’s interview with Versus. Savard was awesome miced up during the Super Skills competition.
Here it is, the 2009 NHL All-Star Game. I’m oddly excited for it this year, I’m not quite sure why though. Bring on the game! (Let’s go West!)
Playing a violin upside down and doing flips? Now that’s impressive! Good job Montreal! Best intro to the All-Star I’ve seen. Was that man in the hoop supposed to be a puck? Wrong color guys.
20:00: And at 5:35, the game is finally underway!
19:15: The East got a nice shot in on Giggy. And they inform us that Marc Savard is miced up again. Yay! That makes me excited. He was good last night being miced up.
18:44: Tkachuck gets the first goal of the game! 1-0 West! (WOO!)
17:29: Learn West, pass it to Mike Modano!
17:15: They mention Robi being drafted with Montreal, and that he used to be paired with Souray, who is he with tonight, when he played with the Canadiens.
16:57: Speak of the Devil, Robi just got a shot on Price!
13:34: And everyone’s favorite Russian makes it 1-1. Poor Goalies.
12:53: Versus mentions Modano thinking of his first All-Star game, which was the last time it was held in Montreal in 1993. He came in 2nd in hardest shot that year and said no one ever remembers the second place. THAT’A BOY MO! I’ll remember now
11:00: Just a quick mention, though this won’t be posted until after the first period is over; if you don’t have VS from your local cable company (call and ask for it if you don’t!), you can catch the game on 1310 The Ticket.
10:30: Staal makes it 2-1 East. Someone do something funny.
10:00: I’m out of Bagel Crisps, if someone could bring me some between periods, I’d appreciate it. I would like the garlic kind please.