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.