By John Vogl
Thomas Vanek was still in Buffalo when the Sabres ignored the return of Jason Pominville. He took note. He didn't know what to expect for his first game back tonight.
He got a quality video salute, which can be seen here.
"It was great," Vanek said after the Habs' 2-0 win. "I didn’t know. My previous experience when someone else came back they didn’t do much, so I didn’t know what to expect. I thought it was very nice and very classy of them."
Vanek played 16:32 in his first game against the Sabres and had a game-high six shots. He's still looking for his first goal in five games with the Habs.
"Coming here, mixed emotions again and still trying to get that one," he said. "I think it was just a little too much thinking, not enough playing.
"For us it was good we got that two-goal lead early on and after that I thought the game was not too much action."