Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Things that happen in the first 5 seconds of hockey games

Hey Torts, Y U HEFF TO BE MAD?

Last night at Madison Square Garden, the Devils and Rangers engaged in three simultanious fights immediately after puck drop (see below).

The results of this included an energized crowd, two angry coaches and some blood.  But was that the most interesting thing that has ever happened at the start of a hockey game?  I've thought of a few others, so you can make the decision for yourselves.

  • Rick DiPietro leaves the game with an undisclosed injury, such as itchy finger nail.
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs are losing 4-0.
  • Sidney Crosby has already been named first star of the game.
  • John Tortorella is fuming, because the opposing coach actually started a line.
  • Zdeno Chara has stepped onto the ice, and all five opposing skaters gulp.
  • Kyle Wellwood has become famished.
  • The visiting team has become deaf at MTS Centre, as the home crowd chants "Pavelec's better."
  • Pierre McGuire has screamed over to Zach Parise to ask him about his contract. Twice.
  • Scott Hartnell fell.  Twice.
  • A seat has been filled at Jobing.com Arena.
  • Steven Stamkos has stepped on the ice.  So it's 1-0 Lightning.
  • Evgeni Malkin has stepped on the ice.  So it's 1-0 Penguins.
  • Scott Gomez has stepped on the ice.  So the Habs are losing.
  • From the CBC studios, Don Cherry has yelled at three players, none of which were born in Ontario.
  • Alexander Radulov has thought about the next time he leaves Nashville.