Notable events that happened since Jimmy Hayes last scored
For 278 days, Jimmy Hayes was looking for the back of the net. From the time he scored his last goal on February 24th against the Penguins to finally ending his 35-game drought with his second period tally against the Lightning, the Dorchester native and the rest of the world has seen a lot go down in that span.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) November 27, 2016
With that in mind, here’s a list of a few notable moments that went down during Hayes’ dry spell on the scoresheet.
Penguins win Stanley Cup
We’ll start with an obvious choice here with the reigning Stanley Cup champs, who interestingly enough was the last team as mentioned above that Hayes scored against before Sunday.
Harambe passes away
Entering the pop culture world now, the death of the gorilla known as Harambe – a popular attraction at the Cincinnati Zoo – still have people buzzing to the point where some wrote him in for President.
Pokemon Go, mannequin challenge, Joe Biden memes become digital sensations
World Cup of Hockey returns
The top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and Sidney Crosby powered a heavily favorite Team Canada squad in the first World Cup of Hockey since 2004. Canada ended Team Europe’s cinderella run with a two-game sweep in the final. Also in that span, Marchand signs an 8-year contract extension.
Cleveland celebrated its first pro sports title since 1964
For years, Cleveland was the butt end of the joke for late night talk show hosts. But thanks to LeBron James, the city got to celebrate its first major sports championship since the Browns’ 1964 NFL championship in the pre-Super Bowl era.
Cubs end World Series drought
The curse of the Billy Goat is no more, though if you’re ever visiting Chicago I highly recommend the Billy Goat Tavern on N. Michigan Ave.
The Simpsons’ Boston episode
In which Homer becomes a fan of candlepin bowling and Deflategate is reenacted cartoon style.
Donald Trump elected President
Just the mere mention of any Presidential Election, let alone the 2016 race between Trump and Hillary Clinton, would’ve made the list regardless of when Hayes scored again.
David Ortiz retires
His 500-plus home runs and epic moments during the course of his Red Sox tenure that included three World Series are something that Hayes and fellow Bostonians will always remember. So we’ll end this list on that note.