This 'Mighty Ducks' Star May Have Willed The Anaheim Ducks To Victory
Emilio Estevez hasn't had an impact on the ice since he played Gordon Bombay, the coach in “The Mighty Ducks.”
But his extremely entertaining live tweets during Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, which faced the Chicago Blackhawks against the Anaheim Ducks, may have shifted the series in favor of his former team's namesake.
Last night, the Ducks won 5-4 in overtime, but the game had more ups and downs than a Six Flags ride. Thankfully for Anaheim, Coach Bombay stayed with the team through it all -- albeit via Twitter.
With the series tied 2-2, Estevez was pumped to end his Memorial Day weekend with a crucial Game 5 victory.
GO GET 'EM TONIGHT DUCKS!!! @AnaheimDucks#GordonBombay — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015
When the Ducks jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first period, he really let Chicago fans have it.
End of 1st period: DUCKS: 3 HAWKS: ZIPPITY-DO-DAH...Well played, gents! @AnaheimDucks — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015
Heading into the third period, the Ducks' advantage was cut to just one. Estevez remained confident in his team.
COME ON DUCKS! Regroup! Bring it home! YOU CAN DO IT!! @AnaheimDucks @NHL #wellplayed2ndperiodHawks — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015
Then, the Ducks scored to make it 4-2, and Estevez brought out the "QUACK!" attack.
DUCKS: 4!!!!!! HAWKS....two.....QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! @AnaheimDucks @NHL — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015
And even when Chicago forced extra time with just 38 seconds left in regulation, he knew a victory was certain.
Cray Cray at Honda Center 2nite! OT!! Yes, it's time for the Flying V!!! Let's go DUCKS!!! @AnaheimDucks @NHL — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015
His faith was rewarded 45 seconds into overtime, thanks to a Charlie Conwa… Matt Beleskey winner. Game. Set. Match.
SUCK IT, WINDY CITY WINDBAGS!!! DUCKS WIN! DUCKS WIN! DUCKS WIN! @AnaheimDucks @NHL — Emilio Estevez (@EMILIOTHEWAY) May 26, 2015