Once upon a time, there was a mother of 2 little girls who LOVED hockey. When she found out that the NHL would be having an exhibition game play in Everett, WA, she screamed before she even knew who would be playing (even though she was really hoping it would be the Carolina Hurricanes....but whateva!).
Anyway, this girls AWESOME husband said "Go! Go have fun with your hockey friends!" She found out that the game would be the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. the Phoenix Coyotes. Not really her favorite teams, but she has a soft spot in her heart for the TB Lightning because one of her beloved goalies, Dustin Tokarski, was drafted by them. She hoped and hoped and hoped he would be playing.
After 5 hours in a car with her friends, she made it to Everett in time to eat Ivar's (How awesome is it that they have Ivar's in their arena????) and watch warm ups.
Then all her friends spotted him. He was in the wrong number (usually #34) but there he was.
The poor goalie didn't get to play, but the girl was thrilled to see him in a TB sweater.
So the game began and the girl had a blast rooting on TB when it seemed like she was surrounded by Coyote fans.
What would a hockey game be with out a fight??
Then, the game was over. TB won and it was GREAT.
She had a blast with her friends and was glad she was able to see a live NHL game!
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