As most of us (hopefully!) are spending these days at home because of the coronavirus lockdown, we would like to share with you our pick of the greatest hockey games which are definitely worth you watching.
Los Angeles Kings vs. Edmonton Oilers, 1982 Smythe Division. An unbelievable comeback was completed by the Kings as they were 5 goals behind after two periods but eventually tied the game up in the end. In overtime, Daryl Evans scored the winning goal and sealed the victory for Los Angeles. This is one of the 27 goals he scored in the NHL
Islanders vs. Capitals, 1987 Patrick Division. It was the longest game since 1943 that saw the Islanders manage to pull off a brilliant comeback in overtime. The Capitals dominated in the game, but the team from New York celebrated the victory thanks to Pat LaFontaine’s slapshot, which went past the goaltender straight into the net. This game was nicknamed as “Easter Epic”.
The Czech Republic vs. Canada, 1998 Winter Olympics. The semifinal game was remarkable due to a stunning performance by Czech goalie Dominik Hasek, aka The Dominator. His play took the Canadians aback and eventually destroyed them in the shootout. Dominik managed to stop all five penalty shots and secured his side a place in the finals.
Canada vs. United States, 2002 Winter Olympics. Many consider this game to be the milestone and mark the beginning of the great hockey rivalry between Canada and the USA, with the latter displacing the Russians. Great games would take place between those two later on!
Canada vs. USA, 2014 Winter Olympics. The North American women’s hockey teams faced each other in the 2014 Winter Olympics final game. The Americans were leading 2-1 when their opponents shocked them by scoring a last-minute equalizer and winning the game in overtime.