And so it ends, finally. After more than a year without a goal -- 368 days to be exact -- Scott Gomez is on the board. It was a seemingly impossible streak for a man being paid the salary he is, but there we were, waiting for Gomez to finally break through.
And then it happened, just over halfway through the third period on Thursday night against the New York Islanders. Gomez slotted home a power play goal, ending the improbable streak. It's almost bittersweet, in a way. I wondered how long he could go.
Even better, though, was the reaction of Did Scott Gomez Score, a wonderful single-serving website that keeps everyone up-to-date on Gomez's struggles. Because the website was being hammered, understandably, here's the screencap.
Via Sean Leahy
But that image wasn't just an image. It was a gif, and a perfect one for the situation, in fact.
RIP, you wonderful streak. May we go another year before Gomez scores again, just to re-live this moment all over again.