Twelve years later, the Daniel Alfredsson incident is still fresh in the mind of Darcy Tucker.
The former Toronto Maple Leafs forward fired off a brilliant tweet Wednesday upon learning that his old nemesis is expected to announce his retirement next week in Ottawa:
The tweet was a cheeky reference to the controversial hit the former Senators captain delivered to Tucker during the Sens and Leafs’ 2002 playoff series.
With just over two minutes remaining in Game 5 and the score knotted at two, Alfredsson nailed Tucker into the boards from behind, then scored the game-winning goal just seconds after. No penalty was called on the play:
Although the Maple Leafs would go on to win that second-round series in seven games and advance to the Eastern Conference Final, the Alfie-on-Tucker hit is infamous in Battle of Ontario lore.
The Senators will hold a ceremony for their beloved captain prior to their game versus the New York Islanders at the Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4.
No word yet how many Leafs fans will try to crash the party.
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