Even the most casual of Flames fans are familiar with the footage.
In a clip that’s been shown on Hockey Night in Canada for the better part of three decades, a jubilant Theo Fleury is shown racing towards centre ice in celebration, ducking past his teammates, dropping to his knees for a series of fist pumps before rolling onto his belly and back before slamming his butt into the boards with feet in the air.
A mobbing by fellow Flames ensues.
You know the sequence.
What a generation of hockey fans likely don’t know is the scenario, the end result, or the controversy involved.
It wasn’t a series winner, nor was it necessarily popular at the time.
What it was, will forever be a delicious snapshot of the last Battle of Alberta playoff showdown.
As grainy as the video is from 31 years ago, it perfectly encapsulates the over-the-top emotion that made the provincial punch-up as legendary as it was in its heyday of the 80's and early 90’s.
"I was really hurt during the series — I had a second-degree shoulder separation, a second-degree tear of my MCL, and I was getting shot up with Novocaine all series," explained Fleury, now 53.
"I scored 51 goals that year but I hadn’t scored a goal in the whole series, so the pressure was mounting. I still hadn’t had an impact. The celebration was all the behind-the-scenes stuff coming out."
As a 22-year-old, pot-stirring star of the Flames, Fleury was the prime target of the Oilers throughout a series he said was the filthiest he’d ever been part of.