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Watch Hockey Night In Canada’s awesome Metallica fueled playoff opener (Video)

The Stanley Cup Playoffs. Brutality. Passion. Heroes. Villains. Celebrations. Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”

There are a few of our favorite things, and Hockey Night In Canada’s mad genius Tim Thompson put it all together in an incredible montage for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs’ opening night:

Really, any opening that can feature James Hetfield, Pat Burns and the California Golden Seals gets all the love and affection we can shower on 3 and a half minutes of hockey highlights.

Kudos for not using "Enter Sandman," as well.

 

 

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