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Lightning Round: watch Doc Emrick’s final goal call

A Tampa Bay Lightning special courtesy of Blake Coleman

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six
EDMONTON, ALBERTA - SEPTEMBER 28: Pat Maroon #14 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrates a goal by teammate Blake Coleman (not pictured) past Anton Khudobin #35 of the Dallas Stars during the second period in Game Six of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final at Rogers Place on September 28, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

On Monday, longtime NBC sportscaster Doc Emrick announced his retirement after being the national broadcaster for nine of his 47-year broadcasting career. His last call was the Tampa Bay Lightning’s championship night, which was unforgettable to say the least. Let’s relive that memory as a thank you for an amazing career.

And specifically the goals. Here is Brayden Point’s Stanley Cup winning goal from the first period of the game. I only just noticed how much Andrej Sekera bit on Ondrej Palat going into the corner that he left the whole middle of the ice open. It was a great bit of tactics to spread out the play. Really well done.

And the dagger from Blake Coleman. Emrick’s call on this one-timer — which will be the last of his career — was really great.

The Lightning posted some nice congratulations from the team, including fellow retiree Rick Peckham.

Coleman also gave a big thank you for that call.


Someone made a tattoo of Alex Killorn and Steven Stamkos on a jet ski at the Stanley Cup celebration. Yup.

Should the Lightning panic this offseason or no? The Hockey News goes around the league and explains why some teams should panic, why other teams are panicking, and why a few probably shouldn’t. Personally, I’m panicking a little bit. I don’t like cap crunches. I prefer Syracuse Crunches.

Icelethics has broken some news that the NHL is looking to create some “Reverse Retro” jerseys for next season. The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are the current examples, but I have to think the rest of the league is going to get involved in this. Obviously revenue is massively down and one of the ways to bring it back is merch sales. So! Who’s interested?