In case you missed it, last week the Battle of Alberta gave hockey plans plenty to chew on.
The teams played two games last week culminating in a Saturday night game that had fireworks from start to finish. It featured goals, fights and, mostly importantly, a GOALIE FIGHT!
But, what’s gone lost a bit in the fallout of these two games was Calgary Flames netminder David Rittich and his EPIC “bat flip” celebration after a 4-3 shootout victory last Wednesday.
Well now, Rittich is finally speaking up about the “controversial” move (eye roll) and he warns the Oilers that he’ll do it again.
Check ti out:
“We’re not able to celebrate in this league anymore or what?” Rittich said, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Francis. “I didn’t want to do anything anymore. I just celebrate. Why I should change myself? I’m going to do it (again). I’m that guy who is showing emotions, who is celebrating goals and wins.”
I would LOVE to see Rittich pull off a move like this on the Oilers again… let’s just hope it comes during the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.