As the New York Rangers wrap up their 2009-2010 season, I’d like to detail the in-net hockey camera setup I used this past year. MSG Interactive caught up with me at Madison Square Garden as I was setting up a netcam for the Rangers’ last home game of the season:
This method of shooting is largely hit or miss, quite literally when a camera housing (luckily, not in a game I was shooting) explodes on a hard shot from NHL star Alex Ovechkin:
Here’s are some netcam highlights from this past season:
(Photos ©Madison Square Garden, Inc.)
On December 14, 2009, Atlanta Thrashers goalie Johan Hedberg makes one of a career-high 46 saves in a 3-2 win over the Rangers:
On January 25, 2010, Artem Anisimov of the Rangers kicks up a nor’easter worth of ice as he rushes towards the net. Where’s a set of mini windshield wipers when you need them?
In the same game, Marc-André Fleury of the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins makes a spectacular save, as the Penguins win, 4-2:
On March 4, 2010, Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist makes his career-high 50th save of the game, in overtime, while brothers Marc (#18) and Jordan Staal (#11) look on. They have another brother, Eric, who plays for the Carolina Hurricanes.
On the very next shot, the puck zips past Lundqvist on a slapshot by the Penguins’ Evgeni Malkin, which was tipped in by Jordan Staal before hitting the plexiglass housing of my in-goal camera:
Henrik Lundqvist kneels in the crease while in the distance the Penguins stream off the bench to celebrate their 5-4 overtime win over the Rangers:
On April 9, 2010, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Boucher looks back as a puck passes through his legs in the Rangers’ last home game of the season, a 4-3 win:
Setting up and using a netcam is always an enjoyable experience, and I look forward to doing it again when the Rangers kick off their 2010-2011 season in October.