We can spend three paragraphs talking about the hokey ceremony where players on both teams wore #17 jerseys for Rod Brind'Amour (big fan btw), who was openly rooting for the Hurricanes during the broadcast, or we can dissect Peter Laviolette's punch to the back of Ville Leino's head. Yeah, let's go with that.

Watch our edited video (and a .gif) after the jump:


Lost in all this is another epic Lavs rant. Step 1: Remove the gum. Step 2: Assertive, yet reckless fist pump. Step 3: Breathe fire. Step 4: Replace the gum, tug on the lapels, be a boss. Lavs rant complete.

.gif via Cindy on Facebook, after the jump.

Lavs_punchH/T to Matt