According to my wife, I watch about a million hockey games per year. I’m 31 years old, so lets subtract the years I was busy watching He-Man cartoons and you have about 25 million hockey games (math may be a little off).

So it’s not too often that I say the words “I have never seen that before”. I got to say it last night during the Philadelphia-Tampa Bay game. In a nutshell, here is what happened:

Tampa head coach Guy Boucher planned on playing the 1-3-1

Philly head coach Peter Laviolette knew it, and decided on his strategy.

What ended up happening was something I though only took place when a teenage couple are talking on the telephone…

You hang up…no YOU hang up…no YOU hang up!

The ref’s tried acting as the parents and blew down the play (multiple times) but it didn’t stop it. Here is a taste:

 

Once again: I have never seen that (or the whistles to stop the play) before.

I’m not going to try to break down the 1-3-1, or how to defend it. I’ll leave that to guys like our editor Justin Bourne. What I will do is think back to the rare times I have been watching a game and said to myself : “I have never seen that before”

Diarrhea affecting a playoff game

2007, Canucks and Ducks. Game is tied 1-1 and heading to overtime, and Roberto Luongo is no where to be found. This HAS to be something big.

Is he injured? Nope

Does he have an equipment problem? No again

The starting goaltender for the Vancouver Canucks missed 3 minutes of overtime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs because of the squirts. Maybe skip the pre game burrito next time Roberto.

A goaltender dangling AND pulling off a Spin-O-Rama

My jaw hit the ground the first time I saw this one (sorry for poor quality, its the only one I could find). Extra points for pulling off the dangle on The Great One

You steal my stick? I’ll score with yours

Koivu loses his stick

Steals Bobby Ryan’s right from his hands

Ryan picks up Koivu’s stick

Scores with it

WHAT??

And I know this is the most obvious pick ever, but I guarantee you will NEVER see this again

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To the links we go

Joe Pavelski Pet Detective?? Allllllrighty then (Pro Hockey Talk)

I can just hear James Reimer now: MOM, you are embarrassing me! (Toronto Star)

Speaking of the Leafs goaltending situation…(Pension Plan Puppets)

Artie Lang can do it all…including a Don Cherry impression (Puck Daddy)

When people ask me to be I their fantasy league, I tell them no for reason #4 on Dirty Dangles list of “Different Types of Fantasy Hockey GMs”

Lets play 6 degrees of Penn State….connect the scandal to the Pittsburgh Penguins…GO! (The Pens Blog wins)

We have another Fake Henrik Zetterberg video to enjoy

Gotta give Tyler Dellow credit,  more interesting stuff from Mc79Hockey

And lets end with The Scores look at the best goals of the week

Comments (2)

  1. I also thought to myself last night that after all my years of watching puck (I am 32) that that was a first for me. It’s always nice getting your hockey cherry popped once and awhile.

  2. Hey Rob,

    These could be in the almost made it category.

    2 hockey incident that I had never seen before and could actually be in the most funny thing ever happenned in a hockey game.

    1- the famous fight between Aaron Downey (in the habs Jersey) and the other guy was from OTT (cant remember his name) where they shadow boxed for at least 1 minute before the refs came in and split the 2 before even 1 punch being trown. Funny or pathetic….your choice.

    2 – Steve sullivan was playing for Chicago and he got hit in the face by a stick or puck and got cut. Going to his bench, a fan behind the glass mock him big time for his cut. Later in the game, a loose puck goes in the stand and hit the same fan in the head causing him to bleed, sullivan going in front of him and start mocking him…the Hockey gods truly exist. One of the funniest moment in sports.

    Never saw ahything like those 2 incident ever again.

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