Referee wants no part of Boston Bruins’ OT celebration (Video)

There’s a lot to love in this clip of the Boston Bruins’ overtime game-winning goal against the Detroit Red Wings in their 3-2 victory on Wednesday night.

Let’s start with the call from NESN’s Jack Edwards (listen here), who basically acknowledges that the Bruins had no business winning:

“THE BRUINS, AGAINST ALL ODDS AND HOCKEY JUSTICE, TURN THE TABLES ON THE RED WINGS! THE BETTER TEAM DID NOT WIN TONIGHT, BUT THE BRUINS WILL TAKE IT AND STUFF IT IN THE TURKEY!”

Like everyone else that watched the game, Edwards knew that the Red Wings absolutely dominated in possession and the Bruins needed a Colin Miller goal at 18:16 of the third to send the game to overtime.

It was Miller’s shot that Frank Vatrano tipped home for the overtime game winner, and that brings us to the greatest thing about this clip: Vatrano’s hilarious goal celebration, rubbing his glove on the ice before throwing an air punch near the glass.

It was great, but greater still was the reaction from referee Dan O'Halloran when that air punch landed a bit too close to him, as he forcibly shoved Vatrano away.

Or, in the words of Jack Edwards (we imagine): “HE SAID TAKE THAT CELEBRATION AND STUFF IT IN THE TURKEY!”

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Greg Wyshynski is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. His book, TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE PUCK, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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