The next play, the Blueshirts scored.
Earlier in the game, a similar thing happened, with a different Metallica song.
This got me thinking: Is there a cosmic link between the Rangers success on home ice and the OG’s of heavy metal? Some sort of, Metalli-corsi, if you will?
Knowing that this would be the most important hockey analytics work of any kind this season, I decided to load all of this raw data into Microsoft Excel, worked my magic (literally just put everything into simple columns), and analyzed the results.
While I didn’t find a direct correlation between Metallica and a Rangers home ice victory, the findings were indeed interesting and worth sharing.
During my analysis, I looked for big discrepancies: Plenty of AC/DC, Calvin Harris, Black Keys, Avicii, Steve Aoki and others appear in both columns because they are played pretty much every game.
Disclaimer: For the superstitious hockey crowd out there (i.e. pretty much everyone), you have been warned. I take no responsibility for the added stress this list may cause you, should you hear these tunes during Game 6 or any future game at The Garden. Also, remember that this list is #FiledUnderFun. Finally, definitely take this list 100% seriously as it will 100% change the outcome of every game, from now until forever.