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* DrillSergeantNasty: Coach Orion comes across as this at first, until he turns out to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure as well as a PapaWolf.
14th Jun '16 2:14:35 PM YourKennection
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* DownToTheLastPlay: The first film ends with a penalty shot just after the end of regulation.



* DownToTheLastPlay: The first film ends with a penalty shot just after the end of regulation.


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* TheDreaded: In D2, Russ' "Knucklepuck." Stansson's best strategy was essentially either mobbing Russ or catching him before he could get a shot off. As soon as Bombay found a way around this (Disguising Russ as the goalie) and Russ had a clear shot, Stansson could only let out a BigNo as the "knucklepuck" soared past the baffled Iceland goalie to tie the game and send it to a shootout.
14th Jun '16 2:01:39 PM YourKennection
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* [[ForgotICouldFly Forgot I Could Stop]]: Either this, or Luis apparently didn't refine his stopping skills between D2 and D3, as he goes right back to being a classic FragileSpeedster: Fantastic speed, absolutely ''NO'' breaks.
14th Jun '16 1:44:17 PM YourKennection
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** Dean and Fulton considers Kenny Wu an official "Bash Brother" after standing up to the Iceland player who broke his stick over Banks' wrist. This carries on into D3, where Dean consoles Kenny, calling him his "bash brother" after both were given very questionable penalties.


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* BigGuyLittleGuy: A two-to-one example with the "Bash Brothers", big guys Dean and Fulton, and little guy Kenny Wu, who we find out in no less scrappier than his big "brothers" after learning an important lesson from Russ's brother in D2.
8th May '16 4:32:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Fanservice}}: In ''3'', Dean is sent to the penalty box and immediately starts stripping off his clothes and equipment (likely a ShoutOut to ''SlapShot''). The announcer immediately lampshades it.

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* {{Fanservice}}: In ''3'', Dean is sent to the penalty box and immediately starts stripping off his clothes and equipment (likely a ShoutOut to ''SlapShot'').''Film/SlapShot''). The announcer immediately lampshades it.
29th Apr '16 9:32:41 AM megarockman
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* CallingTheOldManOut: After Banks is carted off the ice on a stretcher having been cross-checked by [=McGill=] on orders from Riley, Bombay realizes just how little Riley thought of him while he [[WellDoneSonGuy beat himself up over his missed penalty shot for the past 20 years]]. That leads to this exchange:
---> '''Riley:''' (''talking to his team'') They score against us[[note]]Banks managed to score despite being cross-checked[[/note]], they're gonna pay the price. Now don't worry, we're gonna get that one back. (''Bombay approaches the Hawks bench'') You got something to say to me Bombay?
---> '''Bombay:''' To think I wasted all those years worrying about what you thought. (''pause'') You're going down, Riley.


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* ThePerfectionist: Gordon Bombay the lawyer at the start of D1. His crooning of his 30-0 record and immediate disavowal of [[NoodleIncident the Frasier case because he "scored with the court reporter" with the "intelligent body"]] speaks to Bombay's outlook at that point in the plot. It was probably something he got from his old coach Jack Riley, who bemoans the lone second-place banner from the 1973 season among the sea of championship banners just prior to Bombay the coach's first game against the Hawks.


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* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: The philosophy of Hawks' coach Jack Riley, something which he instilled and lingered in Bombay the young player and into Bombay the lawyer.
---> '''Riley''': Remember, it's not worth playing...
---> '''Young Gordon''': ...if you can't win.


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* WellDoneSonGuy: Bombay at the start of D1 - in his case it's Coach Riley and later his boss Ducksworth since his actual dad died when he was young.
---> '''Bombay''' (at the law firm's office just after another trial win): No calls from the duck phone?
---> '''Jeannine''': Nope.
---> '''Bombay''': (''impatient huff'') What's he waiting for? I saw him in the back of the courtroom - how about some kudos here, huh?!
29th Apr '16 9:09:42 AM megarockman
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*** Hans has a picture with the Ducks winning the state Championship hung in his store. Gordon mentions how he and Charlie's mother drifted off between movies while observing it.

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*** Hans [[RememberTheNewGuy Jans]] has a picture with the Ducks winning the state Championship hung in his store. Gordon mentions how he and Charlie's mother drifted off between movies while observing it.



* CurbStompBattle: D1 and D2, District 5/Team USA's first game against the [[OpposingSportsTeam the Hawks and Team Iceland, respectively]], are utter blowouts (17-0 and 12-1, respectively).
%%Can someone find the score for the D3 equivalent?



* TakeFive: In the first film, Timmy and Tammy Duncan are spotted on a hockey rink before a game. Bombay tells his team to get ready for the game, then recruits the Duncans.

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* TakeFive: In the first film, Timmy Tommy and Tammy Duncan are spotted on a hockey rink before a game. Bombay tells his team to get ready for the game, then recruits the Duncans.



* TwoGirlsToATeam: Tammy and Connie, then Connie and Julie.

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* TwoGirlsToATeam: Tammy Duncan and Connie, then Connie and Julie.Morneau in D1; Julie "The Cat" Gaffney replaces Tammy for the two sequels.



* VeryHighVelocityRounds: Russ's "knucklepuck." Oxymoronic as a knuckler is effective because it's ''slow''.
** More famously, Fulton's slapshot. He is capable of shattering plexiglass with it, and once left a puck-shaped indent in the hand of the only goalie to actually stop it.

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* VeryHighVelocityRounds: Russ's "knucklepuck." Oxymoronic as a knuckler is effective because it's ''slow''.
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''slow''. More famously, Fulton's slapshot. He slapshot: he is capable of shattering plexiglass with it, and once left a puck-shaped indent in the hand of the only goalie to actually stop it.



* WhoNeedsOvertime: Played straight for the first and third films - the second one it's averted in the sense that though the game went to a shootout instead of a traditional sudden-death overtime it's still extra play that was required due to a tie score after regulation.

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* WhoNeedsOvertime: Played straight for the first and third films - the second one it's averted in the sense that [[spoiler: though the game went to a shootout instead of a traditional sudden-death overtime it's still extra play that was required due to a tie score after regulation.]]
28th Apr '16 12:10:19 PM megarockman
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** Or do what Iceland did and body-check ''the entire formation'' for a turnover and five-man breakaway.
*** This is a case of ArtisticLicenseSports; hitting anybody but the puck carrier is supposed to be a penalty. As a result, hitting the entire formation should net you at least two minutes in the box.

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** Or do what Iceland did and body-check ''the entire formation'' for a turnover and five-man breakaway.
*** This
breakaway. (This is a case of ArtisticLicenseSports; hitting anybody but the puck carrier is supposed to be a penalty. As a result, an interference penalty; hitting the entire formation should net several of you at least two minutes in the box.box).



%%* LightningBruiser: Luis Mendoza.

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%%* * LightningBruiser: Luis Mendoza.Mendoza is brought on in D2 because of his great speed. He just has some issues with stopping.



%% MiracleRally

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%% MiracleRally* MiracleRally: In the title games of the first two films. D1, Ducks were down 3-0 after one period and 4-2 after two (a little more imposing since the pee-wee games had 12-minute periods instead of 20). D2, Team USA was down 4-1 to Iceland after two periods and was facing a 5-2 deficit partway through the third.
28th Apr '16 11:53:51 AM megarockman
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* WhoNeedsOvertime

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* WhoNeedsOvertimeWhoNeedsOvertime: Played straight for the first and third films - the second one it's averted in the sense that though the game went to a shootout instead of a traditional sudden-death overtime it's still extra play that was required due to a tie score after regulation.
** [=D1=]: [[spoiler:Score tied at 4, Charlie draws a hooking penalty on a breakaway with no time left in regulation and is awarded a penalty shot (any Duck on the ice was eligible according to the ref, but Bombay chose Charlie). Charlie triple-dekes the Hawks' goalie and banks his shot off the post and in for the game-winner.]]
** [=D2=]: [[spoiler:Russ, pretending to be Goldberg since Iceland had been swarming him every time he got on the ice as a normal skater, launches his knucklepuck unimpeded and gets it past the Iceland goalie to tie the score at 5 at the end of the third period. The game goes to a five-round shootout with the US going first; after four rounds each side nets three. Banks pots his attempt for the US, then Bombay pulls Goldberg and puts Julie in who gloves Gunnar Stahl's shot to win.]]
** [=D3=]: [[spoiler:Scoreless game going into the dying seconds of regulation, the puck somehow ends up on the stick of Goldberg[[note]]who in this movie had been moved from goaltender to defenseman[[/note]] to everyone's suprise (including Goldberg's) - he fires it top-shelf past the varsity team's goalie.]]
31st Jan '16 1:10:11 PM crl85
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* YouLookFamiliar: Actor Jack White appears in all three films, in two different roles. In the first two films, he was a referee. In ''D3'', he played Coach Wilson, the Varsity team's head coach. White has been involved in many films where hockey was the main focus or part of the story, including this trilogy, mostly as what Website/IMDb calls a "hockey technical advisor".
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