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Glencross ‘got a little choked up’ at Stajan’s goal celebration

Mar 23, 2014, 1:51 PM EDT

Matt Stajan‘s penalty shot goal against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night produced one of the more emotionally touching moments of the season.

After beating Viktor Fasth with a backhand, Stajan pointed to the sky to celebrate his goal — a gesture to pay tribute to his son who died recently. Following the game, Flames forward Curtis Glencross talked about what that moment was like for the team.

Safe to say Glencross wasn’t the only person getting choked up watching that happen. It’s been an emotionally trying time for Stajan and his wife, but seeing him point to the sky last night was powerful.

  1. slaugin - Mar 23, 2014 at 1:57 PM

    Greatest moment of the 2013-2014 NHL Season.

  2. rushledger - Mar 23, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    He’s really important to that team, glad for him to have that moment during his extremely difficult time for him and his family.

  3. blackhawksdynasty - Mar 23, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    I can’t even imagine the pain and sorrow the Stajans are going through. I don’t know if I could go on living if I lost my son, my only child. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with them.

  4. chanceoffleury - Mar 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    More than justified. I don’t even know the guy or watch him often and I got choked up reading this story. 😦 I hope he and his wife find some sort of peace in the situation one day. I can’t even imagine. What a happy moment for him to have in what I’m sure has been a time full of sadness recently, though.

    • mcphillthy - Mar 23, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      Same here, man. As a father I couldnt imagine losing my child. Touching moment for everyone. I get choked up reading this story. Nothing but prayers and support for stajan and his family

  5. penguins87and71 - Mar 23, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    I too got chocked up to when I saw him point to the sky. I couldn’t imagine losing a child, and I’m not a father.

  6. djshnooks - Mar 23, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    Nothing in this world is harder than losing a loved one, someone you share the same blood with. I lost my Father at a young age, I can’t imagine the roles being switched and him having to put me in the ground.

    It’s the worst thing in life ANY of us will ever experience for as long as we live. It sucks and it hurts…and that pain lives with you.

    Here’s to hoping these folks find the easiest way to deal with that pain, because it’s the hardest thing in life to cope with.

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