Hurricanes’ Dougie Hamilton has perfect response to Brock Nelson’s head pat

The Carolina Hurricanes showed with their postgame celebrations this season that they can have a lot of fun.

So how did the so-called "Bunch of Jerks" respond to being trolled by the New York Islanders' Brock Nelson earlier in their second-round series?

They trolled him right back – and when it mattered the most.

Nelson had given Hurricanes goalie Curtis McElhinney a pat on the head after a Game 3 goal by teammate Josh Bailey, then got into a shoving match with defensemen Dougie Hamilton.

But the Islanders lost Game 3 and Friday night's Game 4 and are going home with an unexpected sweep as the Hurricanes advance to the Eastern Conference final.

Dougie Hamilton pats Brock Nelson on the head in the handshake line after sweeping the Islanders. This coming after Game 3 where Nelson patted McElhinney on the head aftering scoring.


So in the traditional post-series handshake line, where decorum and niceties usually rule, Hamilton and Nelson shook hands.

Then Hamilton gave Nelson a pat on the head as he skated by. Nelson had to look back to see what happened.

As the Hurricanes' Twitter feed trolled, "We won tag, too!"

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