And so did HIO … to the great chagrin of certain members of the Commentariat.
Not to worry: Normalcy will be restored on Wednesday, with the Ottawa Senators at the Bell Centre.
The players, who had been away from home for a week, got to spend quality time with their families.
The HIO staff, who flew back from Vancouver on the red-eye Sunday night and live-blogged Habs-Sabres in a sleep-deprived trance, spent Tuesday curled up in the fetal position and is listed as day-to-day.
Brendan Shanahan was working, however, and he suspended Tyler Myers three games for that dirty and dangerous hit from behind on Scott Gomez during the Monday game in Buffalo.
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The Tuesday night sked has some good match-ups, including Toronto at Florida, where the Panthers will try to drive another nail into the Leafs’ coffin.
San Jose at Calgary – Western Conference number 9 vs. number 10 – is huge, as is New Jersey at Philadelphia.
Odds-on to best game of the night: St. Louis at Chicago.
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