You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone.

That’s all I heard in my mind last night while watching hockey (don’t even get me started on the baseball game)

We see strange things happen all the time on the ice (that’s the bread and butter of Blooper tapes) , but rarely do we see multiple strange things happen on the same night.  So come with me as we enter into…The Hockey Twilight zone

17 goals in Philly

“It’s the strangest game I’ve been a part of, it was like an NFL game”- Claude Noel

You’ve got that right Claude!

* 15 different scorers

* Blown 4 goal lead

* Three goalie changes

* Numerous franchise records set on both sides

* Final Score: Jets 9 Flyers 8

and….a new gem of a post game scrum from Ilya Bryzgalov

 

By the way, I called it a “new” gem, because this will go down as the BEST from Ilya.

(Mini rant: I wish people would stop saying : The last time the Jets scored 8 on the road was in 1993. That Jets team is in PHOENIX. Ok ,rant over)

An Islander goalie is hurt, and Rick DiPietro replaces him…in the shootout.

First off, I’m sure you probably read “Islander goalie hurt”, and it just assumed it WAS DiPietro (who could blame you?) . Here’s what happened. The Islanders and Penguins were tied at 2 and heading to a shootout. In a surprise move,  Jack Capuano pulled Nabokov in favour of Rick. Wait a minute…Havn’t I seen this somewhere before?

The move worked for Gordon Bombay, but not for Capuano. Turns out Nabokov had a lingering injury that had been bugging him since the first period. If that’s true, why wait till the shootout to make the change? By the way, to recap, DiPietro played ZERO minutes in this hockey game…and got the loss.

Don’t you ever win a draw again Tomas

There have been some epic “score on your own net” moments in hockey history…but I don’t think I have ever seen this before (right at the beginning of the clip)

If this wasn’t evidence that we are in the Twilight zone, I don’t know what is. Carey Price’s post game quote was pretty good too, ““I just Bill Buckner-ed it”

Need more evidence of a strange night?

How about the Caps first loss of the season coming the The Oilers?

For you gamblers out there, how about not one, but two massive favourites of minus 200 or more losing…at home!

Last night hockey traveled to a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”.

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Lets get to some links

Peter Chiarelli is  “diligently making his calls to other GMs”. Who is he after? Kevin Paul Dupont of the The Boston Globe breaks it down

James Reimer has been put on the IR with “Concussion like symptoms. Imagine if we could put “…like symptoms” after everything: Diarrhea like symptoms? Pink eye like symptoms? Or how about herpes like symptoms?  (Pro Hockey talk)

In the words of Mo Sizlack…”Oh Dear God No!” (Puck Daddy)

Wonder what Kyle Turris is up to? Just ask the guys at Dirty Dangle

Sorry Flyer Fans, doesn’t look like we will see a Legion of Doom reunion (Philly Sports Daily)

So Landeskog is staying with the Avs. In other news: Sun will come up tomorrow (Denver Post)

Oh, and while we are on the topic of  “Rookies obviously staying with the big club “…lets head to Jersey (Fire and Ice)

Is is EVER too early to start trying to handicap NHL awards? (ESPN)

And finally, I havn’t seen this many punches land since Rocky IV