We imagine there's nothing like returning home as an NHL player for the first time to play in front of family and friends.
It's a game rookies probably have circled on their calendars when the schedule comes out, and Thursday night, for the first time in his career, Quebec native Anthony Beauvillier made his return home as the Islanders took on the Habs in Montreal.
Before the game even started, Beauvillier's teammates let him go out for warmups alone, which must have been a cool moment for the 19-year-old.Beauvillier's night only got better, though, as he scored the game's opening goal and it brought his dad to tears. Beauvillier's goal turned out to be the winner as New York won 3-0, and he was named the game's first star for his performance. After the game, Beauvillier commented on what it meant to have his parents in the stands watching him. Moments like this make us love sports that much more. (H/T: Deadspin)