NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Every time Taylor Hall or Jack Hughes scores this season, the Prudential Center in Newark might reverberate with the blazing guitars and soaring vocals of “Howl” by The Gaslight Anthem.
Or when Nico Hischier or P.K. Subban scores, the crowd might break into rousing choruses of “Ol-leeeeeeeeeeee! Ole! Ole Ole!” – the opening lines to “Ole” by The Bouncing Souls.
The two songs from the two bands with New Brunswick roots are among the finalists in the New Jersey Devils’ search for a goal song.
For those who can't tell a hockey puck from a Ring Ding, the same song is played at deafening decibels in the arena every time the home team scores. The goal is scored, the place goes nuts, the song is played, you get the idea.
There are five other songs in contention to become the Devils’ 2019-20 season goal song: “Don’t Stop Me” by Queen, “Hey Baby” By DJ Otzi, “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister, “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty By Nature and “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen.
The voting, which started Monday, ends Thursday (Sept. 12). The top three finalists will all be played during the three Devils preseason games to help fans decide who the winner should be. The winning goal song will be revealed when the Devils host the Winnipeg Jets for their home opener Oct. 4.
The New Brunswick bands might need your help - Subban and Hall have already tweeted that their votes are for "Hip Hop Hooray."
To vote, log on to https://www.nhl.com/devils/fans/devils-goal-song-fan-vote