The ping of that pipe makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up and your toes begin to curl. That sound is going to be beautiful no matter when you hear it. You could be at your local rink watching a peewee hockey game and the ping of the pipe and in is glorious. But somehow I feel like the puck and the post have a sense of the moment. They realize when the stakes are just a little higher so the sound that snipe produces gets an octave higher.
And when it's an overtime dagger in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in an empty barn? LORDY! That ping was so pure and rattled so hard that it pierced right through the bubble at Rogers Place. Especially when it was launched off of the stick of that mutant Alex Radulov. Let's listen to it again, just as a treat.
Just a silly snipe. Right over the blocker, max volume on the ping, celly, repeat.
And how about Joe Pavelski? Wasn't exactly the most difficult pass he's ever had to make in his career but that was a perfect feed across the ice to catch Radulov in stride to make sure he had all the time in the world to pick out exactly where he wanted that puck to go. Pavelski continues to deliver in huge moments for the Stars. I said it before and I'll say it again, Captain America is going to mess around and win Jim Nill a GM of the Year award.