I was all around the arena tonight following another story, but I managed to get some photos of Jordan LaVallee's first home game. I'll present them with little comment.
LaVallee with Bryan Little.
LaVallee and equipment manager Joey Guilmet share a laugh.
This hit looks effective from the photo, though he had some failed hits as well. He was on a line with Todd White and Eric Boulton. Later he assisted on a Mark Recchi goal.
Not sure how Florida didn't get called for holding on this one.
LaVallee scored his first NHL goal, on a backhander where he just threw it at the net through traffic. His line had been buzzing leading up to it. Here he's caught watching the replay on the jumbotron.
Be cool, be cool.
A couple non-LaVallee photos. Tobias Enstrom.
Boris Valabik versus two Panthers in the corner.
LaVallee on the bench with DW behind him.
He's ready to go.
And he's off...
With a goal and an assist, LaVallee was named No. 2 star.
He takes his whirl.