Remember when Darth Vader finally turns back and ends up killing Palpatine? Well this is life imitating art right there. This is Episode VI: Return of the Rat. The student taking down the master. The young apprentice taking down the master. The Rat King taking down the Worm.
What a moment. And what makes it even more spectacular is when you go back to right before the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. On HNIC, Matthew Tkachuk is talking about his favorite player in the league to watch and this beautiful prick mentions that Corey Perry is his guy. It takes a prick to appreciate a prick, and these two are a couple of the biggest. And I mean that in the most complimentary way possible.
Flash forward a few years later and now here they are. A 1st period tilly in game 1 of the 1st round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There's just nothing like playoff hockey and that's a fact.
P.S. - #JordieOvertimeChallenge in Columbus vs Tampa Bay. I'm going Sergachev and Atkinson.