so I'm already sick of the fake injury reports and transfer posts. Here's the entire 1997 Bloodbath on youtube.
What does the date March 26, 1997 mean to you?
Today is the 15 year anniversary of what I consider to be the single most significant game in modern Red Wings history.
In a single game, the Wings were able to exorcise the demons of a playoff series past, launch themselves towards their first of four Cups over the next 11 years, and cemented the Wings-Avs rivalry as one of the best of its era.
I still remember listening to this game on my walkman radio while following my parents around as they got their taxes done by a real accountant. The rush of elation and joy after McCarty scored in OT was something I'll never forget. I was hooked on the Wings for life. We'd won the game AND we'd won the fight. And that bastard Claude Lemieux had answered for his crimes. And even Patty Roy had gotten his face bloodied. It was sublime.
Here's what I believe is a mostly-full replay of the game (minus commercials/intermissions). Embedding for that vid is not allowed by yootoob.
For the fight alone, here you are:
Well the San Jose Sharks are at it again lol. They outshoot the Avalanche 50-16, 42-7 in the second and third periods. It is 0-0 heading to overtime. Dan Boyle in OT picks up the puck in the corner in his own zone, throws it around the boards to the other corner....uh I mean he throws it into his own net beating Nabakov to win the game for the Avalanche....lol.
This was so priceless, I hate the Sharks, but how creative they are getting as they try to master the art of choking is really getting amusing. I was reading a Sharks blog's game day thread to see their reaction and it was extremely funny. They have a guy jumping off a bridge as a picture for the caption that the Avalanche won. I kinda feel bad for San Jose Fans. One guy on the thread actually picked Boyle to score the winning goal (LOL) and yeah he must really hate himself.
So yeah, with it being a Sunday night late game, I am not sure how many people saw the game...but it is definitely worth the watch.