The NHL Playoffs start Wednesday night, and with that will be plenty of goals and loud noises that follow those goals.
You’ll be hearing some goal horns and songs quite a bit this postseason, especially from the teams that go on a deep run.
But what goal horns and songs should you want to hear the most often? Let’s rank the 16 NHL Playoff goal horns.
16. Anaheim Ducks
Awful. A long fog horn blast, terrible music, and it seems to drone on forever.
15. Montreal Canadiens
This sounds like a car alarm going off.
14. Ottawa Senators
The horn is bad, the song is worse. This is a really bad entry from Canada’s capital.
13. Washington Capitals
Speaking of Capitals, there’s just too much going on for too long. Good horn, the sirens aren’t bad on their own, but add it all up and it’s just overwhelming. Pick one or the other.
12. Toronto Maple Leafs
Eh. It’s not bad. It’s not great. It’s just sort of there. The song isn’t anything special that you can really chant along with either.
11. San Jose Sharks
Sort of a better version of Anaheim’s, but it gets bonus points for using the old NHL 97 menu music.
10. Edmonton Oilers
The goal horn tries to stand out but is just too shrill and high-pitched. The song is OK, but it’s not the Pitbull “Don’t Stop the Party” they used to play after goals.
9. Minnesota Wild
Not bad, not great. The horn is OK, the song is like “Generic Rock Song 1” but it’s easy to chant with, you could do worse.
8. Boston Bruins
Very strong goal horn, but Zombie Nation is pretty played out, could be worse, could be better.
7. Calgary Flames
I really like the goal horn, it’s different. The song is nothing special, but the horn stands out.
6. Columbus Blue Jackets
Solid goal horn, the cannon is cool, and a pretty fun song to sing along too. Very sneaky strong entry for a team that was much the same way this season.
5. Pittsburgh Penguins
This is another goal horn that stands out, different sound, and it doesn’t hurt to have Andrew WK jamming to follow it up. Very strong entry.
4. Nashville Predators
Decent enough horn, but the Predators may have the best music in the league following a goal. The Tim McGraw-Black Keys combo is outstanding.
3. Chicago Blackhawks
Solid. Great goal horn, and whether you love it or hate it, Chelsea Dagger by the Fratelli’s is very catchy.
2. New York Rangers
I really like this one, it sounds like a horn on a subway car, I think, and any goal horn that has a song you can chant along with after is good.
1. St. Louis Blues
The horn itself is fantastic, my favorite in the league, but it gets way extra bonus points for the old school organ music that follows, that’s a really nice touch.
2 thoughts on “Ranking the NHL Playoff goal horns and songs”
Chicago BlackHawk’s song was a fantastic crowd song…good horn, too.
Great article. Fun read and interaction of team horns played. Loved it.
I vote for the St. Louis Blues
Great interactive article!