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Stop the presses: Scott Gomez scored a goal

Feb 9, 2012, 9:53 PM EDT

The most well-documented slump in hockey has now come to an end.

Scott Gomez finally found the net after a year and four days, as the last time he collected a tally was Feb. 5, 2011. I’m not going to lie; when I first realized he scored, I had to check the box score and ascertain that it wasn’t an empty-netter.

That was not the case, and much like his last goal, Gomez’s tally ended up winning the game for the Montreal Canadiens. It came on the power play about 10 minutes into the second period:

Sure, Max Pacioretty was the real star of the 4-2 win with an impressive hat trick, but it’s tough not to gravitate toward Gomez’s salvation.

In honor of all the Internet memes that died tonight, here’s this amusing photo (via The Associated Press) of someone trolling Gomez on the anniversary of his now-second-most-recent goal:

source: AP

So let me ask: is that display clever, offensive or maybe a little of both?

  1. Matt - Feb 9, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    “We’re headed a disaster of biblical proportions. Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes… the dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… Mass hysteria!”

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 9, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Like his last goal, I believe it was the game winner!!! He likes to save his goals for important moments, LOL.

  3. babar61 - Feb 9, 2012 at 11:03 PM

    Woa, Justin Bourne called it!

  4. habsman - Feb 9, 2012 at 11:28 PM

    Give the guy a break. He’s a Mexican American from Alaska playing in French speaking Canada.

    No wonder he’s f#*@ed up.

    • taytay099 - Feb 10, 2012 at 12:11 AM

      Oh whoa, now I feel so bad for laughing at

      Must be so hard for him being filthy rich from playing hockey in front of a sold out building every home game.

    • danphipps01 - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:56 AM

      Always eager to make excuses for Canadiens hacks. I suppose you have to handle their full-on embracing of mediocrity somehow, right?

  5. AppealToReason - Feb 10, 2012 at 12:21 AM

    The more confusing part was that it was on the PP. What is a guy who’s 370~ days between goals doing on the PP?

    • habsman - Feb 10, 2012 at 12:47 AM

      He’s a great passer.

      • danphipps01 - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:59 AM

        I love how you were the first to join in the idiot journalist chorus calling Cammalleri a loser, yet defend a guy making 7.3 million dollars with one goal on the season. Is it something in the water supply that makes you this delusional or what?

      • letangshair - Feb 10, 2012 at 5:47 AM

        Great passers would usually have more than 10 assists by this point in the season. Especially if they are on the PP.

      • habsman - Feb 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM

        Are you guys serious? Do you really think I’m defending a guy who’s scored one goal while collecting $7,300,000 in the past year? Please look up the word “Sarcasm.”


      • solador78 - Feb 10, 2012 at 1:05 PM

        More like: toke, toke, pass.

  6. xxshookonexx - Feb 10, 2012 at 6:21 AM


    • lsxphotog - Feb 10, 2012 at 9:28 AM

      I found this pretty funny. haha

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