The Great Goalie Non-troversy: a Retrospective Analysis

It started as a joke, alright? All I wanted to do was make my usual snarky comment in the gameday thread and then be on my merry way. But then the joke turned into a curiosity, which then grew into an actual weekend of research, and now here we are.

The joke was going to be this:


ZING! Get it? Flower is just straight up below average? Because we all hate Fleury and Murray is literally Jesus? Alright alright, everybody CALM THE FUCK DOWN. It was going to be a shitpost, through and through. Just your average j-b0t troll job.

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Watch Me Play: NHL 16-17 Game 02 ANA@PIT in NHL ’94

This is my playthrough of Game 02 of the Pittsburgh Penguins 2016-17 season, at home against the Anaheim Ducks, in a modified version of NHL ’94 for the Sega Genesis (using the Kega Fusion emulator).

The Penguins (I) beat the Ducks 2-0.  Marc-Andre Fleury had a quiet, seven save night in his first shutout of the “season,” and the Penguins got goals from Patric Hornqvist, shorthanded, and Evgeni Malkin.

(Some notes: I would consider myself an intermediate NHL ’94 player.  I don’t know most of the advanced skills many NHL ’94 players have, so I hope you’ll cut me some slack.  Also, this ROM is the most recent edit for NHL ’94, which was made in time for the playoffs last season, so many players (notably Brian Dumoulin) aren’t rated quite as well as they would be in a newer ROM.  Additionally, the rosters aren’t accurate to this season, so (for example) Frederik Andersen is still the Ducks’ starting goalie.  I’m looking forward to that ROM so any future videos will be as “accurate” as possible.)

Thanks for watching! See you for Game 03!