Nail Yakupov wasn’t shy about expressing his elation after scoring a game-tying goal in the waning moments of the Edmonton Oilers’ eventual 2-1 OT win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
Many people in the hockey world haven’t hesitated to opine about Yakupov evoking Theo Fleury’s sliding celebration, either. (A lot of people have used the word “celly,” which annoys a lot of other people.)
As far as key hockey figures go, Don Cherry gave it a big thumbs down. See how Keith Jones and Mike Milbury feel about it in the video below.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!