My current go-to free time activity is playing though the GM mode on NHL 11. I took over the Avalanche and made some free agent signings and trades to make the best team I could.
Here's my first line center getting a hat trick in the final two minutes of the game. It was 2-2 with two minutes to go and Marleau breaks the tie, adds another, and then gets the empty netter.
And then this just happened last night. My team is something like 64-8-1 as the season winds down. I clinched the 1st seed before any other teams clinched a playoff spot. So I was pretty surprised when the Maple Leafs came in to my building and got up 5-0 on me, the largest deficit I'd ever faced.
I managed to get three in the second period, including a Duchene goal with 26 seconds left in the period.
With 9 minutes to go, I tied the game. And got the game winner with a shorthanded goal with 6 to play. 6-5 win.