Sometimes, the best way to gauge hockey hysteria is through its effect on everyday events. Like when the water consumption in Edmonton spiked at the end of each period and after the overtime gold medal-winning goal in the 2010 Winter Olympic men’s hockey final, because everyone in the Canadian city was flushing his or her toilet at the same time.
The latest example comes from the world of pizza:
This receipt popped up on Reddit over the weekend, as a customer informed the local pizza joint that they couldn’t venture out to pick up their large original hand-tossed chicken pizza because the Canucks had just tied the San Jose Sharks in a playoff game.
Hence, they couldn’t leave the house. Because of hockey.
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The smart money is on this being a receipt from Game 2 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series, which Ryan Kesler tied 59 seconds into the third period and then gave Vancouver the lead roughly six minutes later.
Alas, San Jose would tied the game at 19:04 of that period, and then win at 5:31 of overtime.
The silver lining is that upon delivery, the pizza might have still been warm when the Canucks fan depression-binged after Raffi Torres’s goal. Or when the Sharks fan swallowed celebratory slices. There's really no gleaning fan loyalties here.
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