Brian Gibbons Scores Absolutely Insane Goal for Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins in AHL Playoffs (Video)
Sometimes being a fan of an AHL hockey team really sucks. Your team will be right in the middle of a playoff series and their NHL affiliate will call up your best player, totally screwing you over.
That’s what happened to the poor fans of the Norfolk Admirals this year. Their team was doing fine with 20-year-old goalie John Gibson in the net. They won their first round playoff series, then they won the first game of their second round series. However, the Anaheim Ducks called Gibson up to help them in their own second round playoff series against the Kings, and by the time the Ducks got eliminated the Admirals had been knocked out, too.
However, sometimes things flow the other way. Fans of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will tell you that.
This year Brian Gibbons, one of their best forwards, played 41 games with the big Penguins. Then he played eight more games in the Stanley Cup playoffs, even spending time on a line with Sidney Crosby. However, when the big Penguins got eliminated by the Rangers last week, the little Penguins got Gibbons back just in time to help them force a Game 7 against the Providence Bruins. And in that Game 7, Gibbons gave us a goal for the ages, turning the Bruins defense into swiss cheese.
Take a look:
I’d say Pittsburgh’s loss was Wilkes-Barr Scranton’s gain, wouldn’t you agree?
Hat Tip – [Sporting News]