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Bryan Bickell made the absolute most of his last shot in the NHL, firing an absolute cannon off the post and in to help the Hurricanes to a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers in shootouts.
Bickell, who announced his retirement effective after the final game of the 2016-2017 regular season, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November of last year. His decision to retire was based on his health. Retirement didn't stop the two-time Stanley Cup champion from leaving on a high note, literally, as he rang the bells behind Flyers keeper Anthony Stolarz in an emotional and happy end to an illustrious career. It was his second career shootout attempt and first career shootout goal. It was also his final shot as a Hurricane and an NHL hockey player.
Bickell said that it was a special and fitting end to his career; a victory in the city where he first lifted the Stanley Cup over his head as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.