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Legend of the Octopus: Quiz


Question 1: When in the ________ the Red Wings took on the New Jersey Devils and Devils fan threw a fish in Brendan Byrne arena after the Devils scored a goal.
1995 Stanley Cup Finals2003 Stanley Cup Finals2001 Stanley Cup Finals2000 Stanley Cup Finals

Question 2: Al Sobotka, the ________ head ice manager and one of the two Zamboni drivers, is the person who retrieves the thrown octopuses from the ice.
Detroit OlympiaDetroit Red Wings2009 Stanley Cup FinalsJoe Louis Arena

Question 3: The octopus, having eight arms, symbolized the number of playoff wins necessary for the Red Wings to win the ________.
Conn Smythe TrophyStanley CupNHL Conference Finals2009 Stanley Cup Finals

Question 4: Lobster harvests are often identified with the Bruins' home region, the New England States, particularly ________.
ConnecticutNew HampshireMassachusettsMaine

Question 5: Ten years later, during the opening-round series between the Wings and the Edmonton Oilers, an Edmonton radio host suggested throwing ________ beef on the ice before the game.
CanadaAlbertaQuebecBritish Columbia

Question 6: ________ • Al the Octopus • Grind Line • Hockeytown • Legend of the Octopus • Original Six • Production Line • Red Wings – Avalanche brawl • Russian Five • Karen Newman
1961 Stanley Cup Finals2009 NHL Winter Classic2009 Stanley Cup Finals2008 Stanley Cup Finals

Question 7: The first recorded instance occurred on October 26, 2002 in a game between the ________ and the Nashville Predators.
Detroit Red Wings2009–10 Detroit Red Wings seasonBoston Bruins2008–09 Detroit Red Wings season

Question 8: [1] The team swept the Toronto Maple Leafs and ________ en route to winning the championship, as well as winning two of the next three championships.
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens seasonMontreal Canadiens2009–10 Montreal Canadiens season2007–08 Montreal Canadiens season

Question 9: The origins of the activity go back to the 1952 playoffs, when a ________ team played two best-of-seven series to capture the Stanley Cup.
National Hockey League rivalriesOriginal SixNational Hockey League All-Star GameNational Hockey League

Question 10: In the 2002–03 season, the ________ fans began throwing catfish onto their home ice, in response to the Red Wings tradition.
2008–09 Nashville Predators season2009–10 Nashville Predators seasonNew York RangersNashville Predators


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