On April 18th, 2012, the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers squared off for Game Four of the NHL’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. With the game tied at two after regulation, and just 3:42 into the first period of overtime, Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris picked up a drop pass from teammate Jim O’Brien at the Rangers blueline and wired a wrist shot straight into the top-right corner of the Rangers net. The ensuing celebrations would culminate with Bob Cole’s sendoff, “Turris, the goal. Ottawa, the win!”
The Turris goal resonates throughout Ottawa’s fanbase as a symbol of the future; a symbol of a team that dares experts to write them off; a team that refuses to buckle under the pressure; and a team that believes in being greater than the sum of its parts.
At the very least, the moment has inspired the name of this blog. Initially co-founded by a group of posters from hfboards.com, the blog is now home to CanadianHockey’s digital artwork, featuring monthly desktop wallpapers for both the Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers, as well as other digital media, including NHL video game covers, mobile wallpapers, and more!