Classic games will be remembered for decades, not a matter of days. Classic games have far more serious implications than a Central Division 1-game playoff. Classic games have plays that have become folklore like “the immaculate reception.” They have T-shirts with pictures of Paul Henderson on them, even if you have no idea what he did aside from scoring that single goal for Team Canada.
I guess writers and editors are just far too lazy to come up with creative headlines aside from Instant Classic, but I’m sorry.. I instantly feel as though people in Detroit will have forgotten this game by Thursday.