Today's honorary ringer: Jaroslav Halak.
As fitting as tube socks; a shutout in his return to the Bell Centre.
The fans never got a chance to publicly salute Jaro for what he did, having been eliminated away from home in 2010. The only opportunity he got came in the shape of a weird autograph session at la Capsule Sportive at Fairview in Pointe-Claire over two months after the trade was made. Last night, in the end, it was all about saying thanks - to and from the fans. The shutout made it all the more conducive to express that kind of gratitude.
So that snaps a 2-game winning streak. Win 2, lose 1 the rest of the way. That's the only option.
More on the game later...
Lots of games on tap in the NHL last night. A special someone got his second career hat trick. The Leafs shut out the Sabres, the Rangers continue to roll - so many feel good stories not involving the Habs.
Mitt Romney continues to emerge as the probable opponent to Barack's Obamas in this year's presidential election after his win in New Hampshire last night. Romney beat the New Hampshire Wildcats 4-2 with a strong showing in the third period. In a 7-game series, Romney would probably take the Habs in 5.