The best viral NHL videos of 2022

Joe Biden's "Batman" slip up, Kodak Black's big night, and Auston Matthews breaking down his crossbar collision headline our top NHL videos of the year.

Another year of NHL hockey has come and gone. (Screengrab via Twitter)
Another year of NHL hockey has come and gone. (Screengrab via Twitter)

There was no shortage of fine, viral NHL content for fans to sink their teeth into the past 12 months, so with 2022 in the books, it's time to take a trip down (recent) memory lane and relive some of the best clips from the year that was.

In no particular order (though this first one hits extra hard) here are the 15 best NHL viral video clips from 2022, starting with that time U.S. President Joe Biden accidentally called NHL commissioner Gary Bettman "Batman" during the Lightning's White House visit.

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When Blues goalie Jordan Binnington tossed a water bottle at Nazem Kadri, who was in no mood for child's play:

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That wild fan brawl at a Coyotes-Bruins game where some dude got a chunk of his finger bitten off:

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That time Seattle Kraken minority owner and former NFL star Marshawn Lynch took the Zamboni out for a rip, bud:

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When Jack Eichel saluted the Sabres crowd amid a revenge game for the ages in Buffalo:

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That time Auston Matthews — clearly thrilled with this question — had to explain why he ran into the crossbar:

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When Kraken fan and soon-to-be medical student Nadia Popovici potentially saved Canucks equipment guy Brian Hamilton's life:

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When Avalanche enforcer Kurtis MacDermid took a brutal tumble with the Cup:

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When police tried to kick Avs defenseman Bowen Byram out of his own Stanley Cup parade after mistaking him for a fan:

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That time Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz had a meltdown over a reporter's questions about sexual assault victim Kyle Beach:

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When Brad Marchand tried to decapitate Tristan Jarry a couple times:

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When rapper Kodak Black became a meme legend at a Florida Panthers game:

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The time Thomas Chabot accidentally slashed his own Senators teammate in the face:

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When a Calgary news anchor served up the one-liner of the year after Johnny Gaudreau left the Flames for Columbus:

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And finally, when Trevor Zegras pulled off this absurd, physics-defying breakaway challenge move during the ASG skills comp:

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Here's to more exceptional viral hockey content taking over the internet in 2023.

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