NHL Goal Horns and Songs: Ranking Every Team's Goal Celebration
For hockey fans, the excitement of celebrating the moment when their favorite team scores is difficult to match.
With the puck over the line and the red light flashing, an instant of elation blossoms for the fan. If the game is in that team's home arena, the euphoria is accompanied by a horn and song.
Some teams have put little effort into finding an appropriate audio track for the hockey team's moment of success. Others have developed fitting anthems to back the euphoria that comes when the red light flashes.
No. 30: Colorado Avalanche
The countdown begins with a terrible horn accompanied by the most overused goal anthem in the sport's history.
No. 29: Phoenix Coyotes
Not many fans cheer Phoenix goals, but this song seems more like a feigned attempt at being excited than a tune worth celebrating with.
No. 28: Edmonton Oilers
The horn's high pitch is irritating, and the song seems more angry than happy.
No. 27: Florida Panthers
"Kernkraft 400" is overused, and the song-long screaming is irritating.
No. 26: Los Angeles Kings
Goal horn is slightly unique, the Randy Newman song bit is a great addition, but like the Oilers, the ending seems more angry than happy.
No. 25: Nashville Predators
The unique beginning is admirable, but it's ruined by the Gary Glitter ending.
No. 24: Winnipeg Jets
This assumes Winnipeg uses the same celebration as the arena's previous inhabitants.
For the sake of their fans, one would hope a different song is used.
No. 23: New Jersey Devils
A good horn ruined by "Rock and Roll Part 2."
No. 22: Dallas Stars
Getting sick of this song yet?
No. 21: Carolina Hurricanes
The horn sounds great, but the chaotic audio that follows seems more confusing than celebratory.
No. 20: Pittsburgh Penguins
No. 19: Montreal Canadiens
Do Montreal fans actually like this horn? It seems to cause a headache.
Or maybe it's the U2 song doing that.
No. 18: Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto had been using the standard version of "Zombie Nation" along with their horn prior to adopting this unique improvement.
No. 17: Ottawa Senators
The Senators use the same song as Montreal, but it's much easier to deal with when accompanied by a non-annoying goal horn.
No. 16: St. Louis Blues
The dedication to tradition with the organ has to be recognized.
No. 15: Buffalo Sabres
The use of "Song 2" is negligible and Limp Bizkit is questionable, but the horn and siren are terrific.
No. 14: San Jose Sharks
San Jose found a way to use "Rock and Roll Part 2" and make it work.
No. 13: Columbus Blue Jackets
Hearing the cannons with "For Those About to Rock" is sure to make anyone excited.
No. 12: Calgary Flames
A terrific goal horn and a unique song, "Shot Down in Flames."
No. 11: Anaheim Ducks
The unique Ducks horn is paired with an equally unique "Bro Hymn," an excellent goal anthem.
No 10: Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay adopted a unique new goal song this past season titled "Fluxland XL."
No. 9: New York Islanders
After using the generic "Rock and Roll Part 2," the Islanders changed the goal song to "Live is Life" by Opus.
It's an excellent improvement.
No. 8: Minnesota Wild
If Joe Satriani's "Crowd Chant" can't pump someone up, that person has an emotional problem.
No. 7: Vancouver Canucks
Say what you will about Green Day and the use of mainstream rock, but when the horn and siren are paired with this part of "Holiday," it makes for a great background to celebrating a goal.
No. 6: Philadelphia Flyers
After a few years of using Anaheim's "Bro Hymn," Philadelphia adopted the goal song of a local soccer team (Philadelphia Union).
Paired with one of hockey's best goal horns, the song makes for an excellent celebration.
No. 5: Chicago Blackhawks
"Chelsea Dagger" will annoy anyone who has had to watch their team play in the playoffs against Chicago, but it is an excellent goal song.
No. 4: Boston Bruins
This horn shakes the Garden.
It's difficult not to be pumped with this song blasting after a Bruins goal, despite the tune becoming unoriginal.
No. 3: New York Rangers
The horn is irresistible, and the ensuing chant is difficult to compete with.
No. 2: Washington Capitals
The horn, the siren, the song, the siren again–nothing about the Caps' celebration is unique, but it works perfectly for a goal anthem.
No. 1: Detroit Red Wings
Detroit could choose a better song, but the goal horn is absolutely perfect.