Throughout the postseason, the NHL has been running cool History Will Be Made promos. What if there was no Greatness, What if Yzerman didn't inspire Hockeytown and What if Mario weren't so Super are some of the best. Yesterday, Marc Savard added his name to this year's list by scoring the overtime winner lifting the Bruins over the Flyers 5-4 in an exciting Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on NBC.
It was Savard's first game back in two months since Matt Cooke's cheap hit which went unpunished. The Bruins' offensive leader made it a triumphant return when his quick high snapper beat Brian Boucher at 13:52 of sudden death- rescuing his team after they'd blown a 4-2 third period lead. The scene at TD Garden was classic, summing up what makes our sport so special. The chance for an athlete to comeback from serious injury or in Savard's case, a concussion. The coolest part was Savvy's celebration skating across the ice and then tossing his stick over the glass before it was returned. Terrific stuff!
If you didn't feel good for Marc Savard, then you're not a fan. So, what would the line be on Savard playing the hero in his return? What If there weren't heroic returns? History Will Be Made!