Doc Emrick Hockey Day in America

I watched maybe ten minutes of the Thunder’s win at Cleveland yesterday because the Boston Bruins were playing the Philadelphia Flyers in an outdoor game at Lake Tahoe.

It wasn’t much of a game as the Bruins’ cruised to a 7-3 win behind a David Pasternak hat trick.

The afternoon NBC Game of the Week was excellent though as the Washington Caps roared back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3.

All four of the Washington goals were score by key players from Washington’s 2018 Stanley Cup Championship club which stunned the world with their improbable run to the Cup.

T.J. Oshie had two goals, Alex Ovechkin had one goal, and John Carlson had a goal as well. For me, the Bruins and Caps are my two favorite teams in the East while the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche are my two favorite teams in the West.

After yesterday’s Washington win…NBC Sports played an hour special film on Doc’s play by play broadcasting career at NBC. What I didn’t know…. Doc was the New Jersey Devils’ play by play man for eighteen years before he went to work at NBC. While doing the Devil broadcasts he had the good fortune of calling three different Stanley Cup championship teams in New Jersey.

So as I was watching the end of Doc’s film yesterday… I was a little teary-eyed and thinking to myself as a hockey fan—what was my favorite moment of a Doc Emrick call as a team clinched the Stanley Cup…. and the one below when Ovechkin won his Cup is the one to this day I remember most.

Doc’s call of the final two minutes…

This call below is from John Walton on the Capitols’ own broadcast…which was pretty amazing itself. Wouldn’t it be nice to have fans back in the arenas? Almost 40% of the Game 5 crowd in Vegas was wearing Capitol red.

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