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© James Wiley
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In my 'Sports and Action' collection.

The National Hockey League playoffs begin tonight. This shot was taken in 1982 for Canadian/Associated Press and was well used worldwide, especially in Sweden as the recipient of this wicked check was native son Willy Lindstrom. Shot for Canadian Press.

The photograph received both regional and national awards from the National Press Photographers Association and a Canadian Press Award.

In the Another One Bites The Dust photo essay.

35 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Good shot! Welcome to hard knocks and broken bones! LOL

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Ouch!!! Great shot!

  • Nikola Matovina

    Nikola Matovina (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    good shot...

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    great entry

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Great action shot! love the people in the background as well.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (11 Apr 2012):

    Thanks Donna, I like them too. It seems that, for some reason, women react a little differently than men when it comes to the rough stuff. I've noticed this in many of my hockey shots.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (11 Apr 2012):

    James,the people in the background caught my eye oddly enough because of the lack of emotion in most of their faces. Hard to imagine at a hockey game. Evidently in 1982 the fans were not as rowdy as they are today!

    Thanks for your comment also.

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (11 Apr 2012):

    I think the fans are more rowdy now, mainly because the game has changed so much. Bigger players, faster players and a much more violent game which seems to trigger people's emotions.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (11 Apr 2012):

    great shot. My son played hockey for 9 years. Seen it all. this is super. well shot. I laugh at your comment about the fans being more rowdy now. NOT ! The hockey bunch is ALWAYS rowdy. This may be this groups first game..... lol They do look surprised. great capture..

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley said (11 Apr 2012):

    Have to respectfully disagree Shirley. In my my opinion the game at the NHL level has changed enormously. I shot the NHL from the early 70's to the 90's and have followed it carefully all my life. The 'Broad Street Bullies' of Philadelphia were a novelty in the mid 70's, something people had never seen before. Since then, the game has tilted very much in that direction and the fans have reacted accordingly.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    Love your take on the theme! I thought the same thing as Donna...the expressions were very bland, unlike what you see at today's games. and (very) belated congrats on the award!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (11 Apr 2012):

    A fabulous motion stop! Exciting!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    This is a fantastic action shot!!!!!! Congratulations!

  • Nadeem Shafi

    Nadeem Shafi gave props (12 Apr 2012):

    Looks like you're sharing the best seat in the house with us. Awards well-deserved!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Worth a ticket to a front row seat in JPG's Theme Park.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (13 Apr 2012):

    Yeh, I remember a game where a player was booed off the rink for hitting the puck instead of an opponent.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    The photo is well deserved awards, is very beautiful and effective, the presence of the public optimal.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (13 Apr 2012):

    Great timing!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    Ouch is right.. this is a fabulous action shot, very well deserving of the awards!! .. I agree with your comment James. I used to be a real hockey fan but it isn't the same game anymore, I'm sad to say..

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (14 Apr 2012):

    perfect timing. awesome shot!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    Great stop action capture and perfect for the theme!

  • Amita Manandhar

    Amita Manandhar gave props (15 Apr 2012):

    Great shot :)

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (17 Apr 2012):

    Wow! Congrats on your well deserved awards, James. I'm not only drawn to the action on the ice, but the expressions and framing of the fans.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2012):

    I agree with Donald

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols gave props (19 Apr 2012):

    Love hockey! I write and photograph for the AHL's Norfolk Admirals....I've been very fortunate this year to be a part of history as they went on their 28-game winning streak. Their playoffs start Friday! Go hockey!!!

  • debby raskin

    debby raskin gave props (19 Apr 2012):

    Catching those "moments" is where its at!! Fantastic shot!

  • Marco Bertagni

    Marco Bertagni said (21 Apr 2012):

    Great picture!!! I am a Canuck fan!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (24 Apr 2012):

    Love the action and the audience... excellent !!

  • dL

    dL (Deleted) gave props (7 May 2012):

    Great action shot...the expressions on the faces of the spectators are very interesting and are a great contrast to those expressions of the players...love the ice spray, and composition...and love all that is said in the body language and facial expressions.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Sep 2012):

    Causing a Commotion in JPG's Theme Park!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) said (3 Sep 2012):

    Easy to remember this great photo from before. Perfect for this theme!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (4 Sep 2012):

    James, No one does this better than you! Perfect for the 'Theme' epic shot!

  • stuart s

    stuart s   gave props (10 Sep 2012):

    Captures the game. Most cool...

  • Shelley Tucker

    Shelley Tucker gave props (1 Jan 2013):

    love it

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (2 Nov 2013):

    Isn't every game like 'Slapshot' ???? ;)

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