Our disdain with ESPN is day-to-day, but every now and again they still seem to find a way to kick out something for which we can give a slight stamp of approval. This is kinda, sorta one of those things.
In honor of last Friday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens (aka a rematch of the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals), Neil Everett and company dipped into the archives, yielding some assistance from EA Sports in sprinkling just enough of a retro NHL ’94 touch on the highlights to make us feel all nostalgic and whatnot.
(If not shown above, video can be seen HERE)
The faceoff picture-in-picture, the thump and subsequent cheers & jeers of a mid-ice check, the stars beneath human-controlled players, and even the ol’ familiar goal siren were all accounted for over the course of the highlight.
From the looks of it, all that was missing was a few automatic wrap-around goals and a digital rendition of “Brass Bonanza”.