David Ayres wins as Carolina Hurricanes EBUG, Twitter goes wild

first_imgAyres, a 42-year-old Zamboni driver for the AHL franchise Toronto Marlies, came on in relief with 8:41 remaining in the second period with Carolina leading 3-1.Twitter went on a frenzy reacting to the developments as the Hurricanes defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3. Ayres finished with eight saves and the win in his NHL debut.Here’s how Twitter reacted to the first EBUG since March 2018. This is the ultimate, “I hope we all have fun” outfit. #leafsforever pic.twitter.com/4VMsIoAUUy— Meghan Chayka (@MeghanChayka) February 23, 2020Showtime for Dave Ayres pic.twitter.com/LdNTMfAnDg— Pace Sagester (@PaceSagester) February 23, 2020Well done, brother 👏 https://t.co/3EmVIAlMlD— Andrei Svechnikov (@ASvechnikov_37) February 23, 2020I’m ready to make emergency goaltender and zamboni driver David Ayres an honorary North Carolina citizen after courageous @Canes win. Amazing.— Roy Cooper (@RoyCooperNC) February 23, 2020Hang that sweater in the PNC rafters. What a legend https://t.co/KqHW9LGonQ— John Isner (@JohnIsner) February 23, 2020Live shot of Don Waddell looking for a goalie. #NHLTradeDeadline #LetsGoCanes pic.twitter.com/0CmwDGeGCA— Zig Fracassi (@ZigFracassi) February 23, 2020Roberto Luongo was impressed with Ayres’ performance.Ayres has more wins in Toronto than I do smh— Strombone (@strombone1) February 23, 2020Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price might have had the quote of the night.Me: “Did you hear what happened in Toronto?”Carey Price: “I heard the zamboni driver’s going to win the Vezina.”— Аrpon Basu (@ArponBasu) February 23, 2020On the other hand, it was not a good night to be a Toronto Maple Leaf. The Toronto Maple Leafs:- Haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967.- Haven’t won a Playoff Series since 2004.- Lost three Game 7’s to the Boston Bruins in the last decade.- Lost to a goalie, who is a Zamboni driver.Let that sink in.#Leafs #Canes— Lukas Weese (@Weesesports) February 23, 2020 Saturday was the 40th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice — one of the most improbable sporting feats of all-time. It was perhaps fitting, then, for a bit of hockey magic to take place.The Carolina Hurricanes were forced to bring on emergency backup goalie David Ayres in Toronto after injuries to James Reimer and Petr Mrazek.last_img

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