Curtis Joseph knows it is going to happen.
At some point this evening, as part of Doug Gilmour Night, Joseph expects to look up at the huge Air Canada Centre scoreboard and watch a replay of The Goal.
In high definition, no less.
In one of the most dramatic moments in modern-day Maple Leaf history, the Leafs and St. Louis Blues were deadlocked at 1-1 in the opening game of their second-round playoff matchup back in 1993. Joseph, the Blues goaltender at the time, had been magnificent, having already faced 63 shots, a Maple Leafs post-season franchise record.
In the fourth minute of double overtime, Gilmour got the puck behind the Blues net. He juked back and forth, bobbing and weaving in a manner that left the St. Louis defence off-balance, before stuffing the puck past Joseph to complete the wraparound, sending the capacity crowd at Maple Leaf Gardens into a frenzy.
"I hope they show The Goal. I really do," said Joseph, who now serves as the Leafs' backup goaltender and will be on hand to watch Gilmour honoured.
"If they do, I'm going to have a big smile on my face. It was a great goal."