Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside Lists His Top Five Moments in NHL History
Jonathan Vigil, lead singer of Los Angeles-based The Ghost Inside, is a major hockey fanatic. Check out his Top 5 Moments in NHL History below!
The based band released their full-length record, Get What You Give, in mid-2012 via Epitaph. For more about The Ghost Inside, check out their Facebook page.
05. The First Winter Classic Game
The winter classic is a regular-season hockey game played outdoors. It’s pretty exciting for players and fans alike because it brings you back to the roots of ice hockey. Building a rink in a baseball stadium, packing it out and watching hockey how it was meant to be played out in the open with the elements.
04. Ron Hextall Scores a Goal
Ron Hextall was the first goalie to shoot and score a goal in the NHL. Even with an open net, it’s extremely difficult to accurately shoot a puck across the entire rink while the other team is still on the ice. The whole building went nuts when he scored.
03. Miracle on Manchester
Not being born yet when this happened but being a Los Angeles Kings fan I gotta put this at No. 3. The LA Kings were down 5-0 in a playoff game against the Edmonton Oilers, and they came back in the third period to tie it and eventually win the game in overtime. This took place at the Great Western Forum, which is on Manchester Avenue in Inglewood, California, literally a five-minute drive from my house.
02. Bobby Orr’s Cup-Winning Goal
Probably the most famous hockey moment/picture ever. I wasn’t alive when this happened either, but Bobby Orr won the cup for the Boston Bruins in overtime in 1970. He was tripped when he scored but celebrated the win in the air. Such a sick picture.
01. 2012 Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Champions
It’s no surprise to anyone that I’m a huge LA Kings fan. Not only was this the first Stanley Cup for the Kings since they became a team in 1967, but I was fortunate enough to be inside the building when they won it. With all my touring and their schedule, it’s a miracle on its own that I was home and able to get tickets to the playoff games. It’s an experience I will never forgot, and one I can always look back on and say, “I was there …”