Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Eight Wins It

"Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal against the Winnipeg Jets during overtime at Verizon Center on November 3, 2016 in Washington, DC."

One of my favorite places to shoot hockey from is the crash box - this is the open seating box between the two team benches.

Players can literally crash into you non-stop throughout the game whether they're skating toward the goal or changing lines because there is no protective glass. Considering dangerous by many photographers - it's a huge rush.

Typical shooting positions can limit you view of the ice - both because of location and the small cutout hole in the glass. But from the crash box photographers see the entire ice at all times.

Thankfully I was in there in the third period when the Winnipeg Jets came into town to play the Washington Capitals.

An active period with lots of goals, the game went into overtime where Alex Ovechkin scored the game-winning goal and turned back toward the bench helping capture a telling image of the night.


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