Bob Miller is the longtime, and popular Hall of Fame hockey announcer for the Los Angeles Kings. A month ago, he said that he would be retiring at the end of the season, after 44 years with the team, at the age of 78..
Last night was the Kings' final home game. Since the team didn't make the playoffs this year, that meant it was Bob Miller's last game before the home crowd. There's still one game left in the season (tonight), but being his final home game, the club had had celebrations planned to honor Miller.
Little did anyone know that those celebrations included the game.
Los Angeles was losing 2-1 with only a minute to go. But with just 50 seconds left, they tied up with the game. And then, only 30-seconds into overtime, the Kings scored -- which meant that Bob Miller got to go out calling a game-winning goal on his final play.
Here's the video of those two calls. Making it all the nicer is that there was a camera positioned on the broadcast booth, so you can watch Miller and see his happy reaction to both goals.
(By the way, for those who keep notebooks of deep, meticulous minutiae, the Kings won this final home game against the Chicago Blackhawks, and Bob Miller is from...Chicago. Just another informational service we provide for you.)
Since hockey moves so fast, know that for the first goal, the Kings are going from right to left. In overtime, the teams switched sides, and Los Angeles is then going from left to right.