Hockey is a man's sport.
Players are expected to play through injury. Skaters must throw big checks as well as take them. The men on the ice are expected to handle the most pressure-filled of situations.
And yet, in this man's game, we all look forward to the moments that make us cry like little girls.
Hockey is about sportsmanship, ruing the loss of the Stanley Cup dream and still swallowing your pride and shaking hands with the victor. It is about dealing with demons and struggles off the ice by putting everything you have into the game at hand.
Over the years, hockey has produced some of the true golden moments in sports history. These are the 12 NHL moments that bring tears to our eyes, no matter how many times we read about them and watch the videos.