The Los Angeles Kings had been struggling offensively entering their game against the Washington Capitals on Monday night. But when defenseman Jack Johnson scored in the second period, it was the third tally for the goal-starved team in the game.
Why, it's almost like a higher power was watching over the Kings' offense … so, naturally, Johnson decided to celebrate his goal by Tebowing.
Here's the Los Angeles feed:
Yes, it's the latest collision between hockey and the pose popularized by the Denver Broncos' Messianic quarterback Tim Tebow. Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs performed one during Leafs Nation Fan Night in December 2011. Rocco Grimaldi of North Dakota Tebow'd after scoring his first NCAA goal.
Of particular interest here: Jack Johnson attended Michigan. So did this guy named Tom Brady, who was a bit of a quarterbacking legend there. You may have heard of his NFL team, the New England Patriots; they face Tebow and the Broncos next weekend in the AFC playoffs.
Say, what happened to being a Michigan man and proud of it?!
UPDATE: Per Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Johnson said that some of his Michigan buddies were in town and they watched the Denver game against Pittsburgh. They asked him if he'd Tebow if he scored against the Capitals. "I said, 'Sure deal.' Then I ended up scoring and I thought, 'I've got to pay up,'" said Johnson.
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