Being the holidays and NBA back in action there weren't many photographers at the game which meant ice hole for two periods!
I love shooting from the ice to get a better angle on their faces and really see the expressions of players, even if sometimes they are a little too close for comfort.
The white circle is the bit of plastic of the hole I shoot through.
To make images like this.
Antti Niemi was able to make some great saves.
But he couldn't stop enough pucks (or players!) from crossing the goal line and the Ducks defeated the Sharks 3-2.