Oh, Dougie Hamilton. How we love you so.
Moments after his Carolina Hurricanes disposed of the New York Islanders in four games to advance to the Eastern Conference Final, the 25-year-old blueliner put a bow on the best-of-seven series between the two sides.
While the Hurricanes won the war, Hamilton hadn’t forgotten about a previous battle. He decided to settle the score during handshakes at PNC Arena on Friday night.
It was a subtle gesture, but a hilarious one.
By tapping Islanders forward Brock Nelson on the head after their handshake, Hamilton got a bit of revenge for Curtis McElhinney.
Back in Game 3, Nelson patted the Hurricanes’ goaltender on the noggin moments after his teammate Josh Bailey beat him with a wrist shot late in the second period to momentarily tie the contest.
Brock Nelson hitting/tapping Curtis McElhinney’s helmet.
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— hockeyfights (@hockeyfights) May 2, 2019
It was a pretty disrespectful play by Nelson and now he knows exactly how it feels to be belittled on national television.
Like an elephant, Hamilton forgets nothing.
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