Bryan Bickell announced his retirement yesterday due to his multiple sclerosis diagnosis, and the Hurricanes started the longtime NHL forward for the final two games of his careerā€”and gave him first crack when Carolina and Philadelphia remained deadlocked after overtime, even though Bickell had never scored a shootout goal before.

And, yet, he deliveredā€”contributing to an eventual Carolina win and earning congratulations from Flyers fans and even Philly players on the bench. No, the game didnā€™t really matterā€”neither team is going to the playoffs. But itā€™s cool as hell, regardless.

[CSN Philly]