On February 5th, 2011 Scott Gomez scored a goal against the New York Rangers (of all teams). Since then, he has not scored a single NHL regular season or playoff goal. We are now two days away from the one year anniversary of that goal. So while some Habs fans have jumped off of the nearest bridge or building, the remaining ones have found it within themselves to make such a pathetic feat a cause for celebration and will be do their best to honor Scott’s amazing accomplishment.
To start, if at any point you are ever unsure if Scott Gomez has scored a goal, check out DidGomezScore.com for a definitive answer. Along with seeing if Gomez has scored, you can see exactly how long it has been since Scotty last put one in the net as well as how much money the Canadiens have paid him since then (right now it’s a little over 7.75 million).
As for celebrating the one year of no goals from Scott Gomez, Montreal fans have created this handy instructional guide informing you how to participate. The directions are for those going to the Bell Centre on Sunday but there is nothing from stopping everyone from participating at home or at a local bar.
1. “Wear party hats and funny costumes and bring balloons and homemade posters showing your love for Scott.”
2. “Because we are totally dedicated to helping Scott score his next goal, cheer for him each time he gets the puck. We hope that will give him wings.”
And perhaps the best part, which they call the “Epic Surprise.”
3. “At 11 minutes 11 seconds (11:11) of each period, we will all sing together :
- Happy Birthday Gomez
- Happy Birthday Gomez
- Happy Birthday Dear Scotty
- Happy Birthday Gomez”
And for your convenience, they have created a party kit which includes posters celebrating Gomez’ wonderful achievement as well as a special Pin The Tail On The Donkey poster.
No word on whether Glen Sather or Bob Gainey have RSVP’d to the party yet. As Rangers fans we are very happy with the efforts Ryan McDonagh brings every night as well as the cap space we opened up to sign Marian Gaborik, but let’s not be close-minded and remember the man who made it all possible. Let us all celebrate with Montreal fans on February 5th (this Sunday) and show our appreciation for Scot Gomez and his one full year without scoring a goal.