Remember when ESPN used to broadcast the NHL? Anyway here’s an old clip of the current voice of the NHL on NBC, Doc Emrick, clowning around with Bill Clement following a three-overtime game back in 1987 between the Islanders and Caps that aired on the Worldwide Leader. (RIP Tom Mees.) Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals also happened to go into three overtime periods Wednesday night, however i didn’t lead to any impromptu John Wayne impressions from the broadcast booth.
Tonight in Chicago Emrick will call Game 2 with the Blackhawks looking to take a 2-0 lead on the Bruins. It’s doubtful this level of hi-jinks will ensue again, but we’ll have our fingers crossed.
Also, it appears the New York Rangers have hired a new coach, Alain Vigneault.