Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene saw flashes of his childhood Wednesday when a fired-up Patrick Roy stole the spotlight in his NHL coaching debut.
Duchene, 22, chatted with Hockey Night in Canada Radio on SiriusXM on Thursday about Roy's heated confrontation with his Ducks counterpart Bruce Boudreau after a 6-1 rout over Anaheim.
It was classic Roy, who was known for his feistiness as a goaltender during his 18-year NHL career.
"We got to see some vintage Patrick Roy which was pretty exciting for everybody, including myself," Duchene told hosts Rob Pizzo and Cassie Campbell-Pascal.
"I felt like a six, seven-year-old again sitting around my TV screen in late spring. It was pretty great."
Listen to Duchene's full audio interview above.