Double J was in action again last night, this time in Montreal against the Canadiens. He assisted on a goal scored by Mike Cammalleri early in the first period. Jagr picked up a loose puck, skated it out around the top of the circles and gave a nifty little pass to Peter Harold who took a shot that was tipped home by Cammalleri.
It has to almost be time right?
February 8, 1997:
Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Detroit Red Wings - 6
Pittsburgh Penguins - 5
In this loss to the Red Wings Double J registered 3 assists and 5 shots. The win was the 1,000th for Red Wings head coach Scotty Bowman. The highlight video for the game is kind of long but it is a must watch. Seriously, sit down and spend the time to watch the whole thing. You will not regret it.
- Doc Emrick on the call. He was even #elite way back then.
- At one point you get a good shoot of Jamie Pushor (yes that Jamie Pushor). He is rocking an absolutely unreal uni-brow.
- Double J was all over the place. He made unlimited plays that were just insane. He could have easily scored a few goals in this one.
- The stripes were god awful in this one. Petr Nedved was on a breakaway at one point and got hauled down. No clue how it didnt result in a penalty shot. Legit stunned.
- Early in the 3rd period Red Wings goalie Mike Vernon loses his stick. Lidstrom, McCarty, and Vernon then proceed to play musical hockey sticks. I've been watching hockey my entire life and I've never seen something like that. Sure a player will give his stick to the goalie but that was ridiculous and hilarious to watch.
- Mario Lemieux had an unreal chance to win the game in overtime and instead tried to pass the puck to Ron Francis. Stunned he didn't bury it backhand.
- Right after Brandon Shanahan wins the game it overtime they show Scotty Bowman. 95% sure Bowman picks popcorn up off the ground and eats it in celebration.
- There were a few times the video showed the face-off right after a goal. FOX had some incredible graphic the entire time but the ones right after a goal were just insane.
- Some unreal players played in this game. What a lineup on both sides.