The 2019-2020 NHL season had many incredible moments before stopping on March 12 due to concerns about the coronavirus, and now fans can decide which one was the best.
Fans can vote on Twitter and Instagram every day from noon to 10 a.m.ET the next day. Each day, the winner of this confrontation will be revealed, and a new set of moments will confront each other.
Although fans have the final say, two NHL.com staff members will step in each day to comment on who should move on to the next round.
In the match on Monday, the defender Jay Bouwmeester getting a resounding ovation from St. Louis Blues fans when he first appeared at Enterprise Center after his heart attack defeated Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski received from fans of the San Jose Sharks upon his return to the SAP Center.
Tuesday’s game will have the Vegas Golden Knights goalkeeper Marc-Andre Fleury reach fifth place on the NHL win list against the San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton mark his 1,500th point in the NHL.
Nick Cotsonika, columnist
When Fleury won his 460th victory, he joined the elite society. Four goalkeepers in NHL history have more wins than him: Martin Brodeur (691), Patrick Roy (551), Roberto Luongo (489) and Ed Belfour (484). Anytime you do something that only four other people have done, it’s pretty awesome. Also remember that the Pittsburgh Penguins selected Fleury with the No. 1 pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft after finishing 29th in the NHL in 2002-03, and that the Golden Knights selected Fleury in the Expansion Entry Draft NHL 2017 as one of the originals’ Golden Misfits. Fleury has won 375 games with Pittsburgh and 91 with Vegas, helping to build two contenders from scratch to reach the milestone.
Video: Fleury’s crew overtakes Lundqvist in victories
Adam Kimelman, Deputy Editor
When Thornton scored his 1,500th NHL point against the Calgary Flames on February 4, he became the 14th player to reach this milestone. How important is this? Of the 13 other players to reach this number, 12 are in the Hockey Hall of Fame and Jaromir Jagr will make it if he stops playing. One final note on the rarity for a player to reach 1,500 points: of the 7,192 skaters who have played at least one game in NHL history, 0.2% have reached this milestone. With the advent of the shooting, victories became easier to achieve. The goalkeepers are better than ever and more difficult to score, so for me, 1,500 points is a remarkable achievement.
Video: SJS @ CGY: Thornton gets 1,500th point on Labanc’s goal