See what happens when you do nice things
So on Thursday, a man from Clearwater named Scott Sage was hanging outside the Tampa hotel where the Islanders were staying and sent a Twitter.com message to Islanders forward Matt Moulson. Sage asked Moulson if he could come outside and sign some autographs. Moulson responded via Twitter: "Sure I'm on my way.''
And then a few minutes later Moulson came outside laughing and asked who sent him the Twitter message. Then he signed for a few people.
Then it was Moulson who scored the game winner in overtime as the Islanders beat the Lightning, 3-2.
By the way, as far as the controversy with the NHL taking 10 minutes to look at replays to determine if Moulson's goal had crossed the line? Yeah, it took a little too long for anyone's liking, but the NHL got the call right. It was, indeed, a goal. Even Lightning GM Steve Yzerman thought so. For Lightning fans, know this: the NHL was pretty sure it was a goal after three minutes of review, according to NHL VP of hockey operations Mike Murphy. The extra seven minutes it took sifting through more replays was in the Lightning's best interest if the league had already pretty much determined it was a good goal. Lightning fans really shouldn't complain because of that and, well, it was a goal.
(Thanks to Yahoo! Sports "Puck Daddy'' blog for the lowdown on the Moulson autograph story.)