Scenes from the red carpet, stretched out through historic Windsor Station and lined by thousands of fans wielding cameras and anything that can bear an autograph:
Loudest Cheer: "CA-REY! CA-REY" And he was lookin’ good, in a charcoal grey suit, light purple shirt and striped tie.
Not even limping: Sidney Crosby
Two short, easy-to-write syllables: Shane Doan
Number 17 jerseys in the crowd: An idea whose time has come: Fighting in the skills competition.
We still love you, Sheldon: And Souray held up the line by patiently signing everything put in front of him.
First group through: Three Western Conference goaltenders – Niklas Backstrom, Roberto Luongo, Jean-Sebastien Giguère
Last trio through: Give it up for your Montreal Canadiens – Andrei Markov, Mike Komisarek, Alex Kovalev
Looks like he can still play: Mark Messier, who entered to "Moooose!" chants
Only guy wearing a hat: Keith Tka-tuque
Loudest boos: Later, on the steps leading up to Lucien L’Allier station from St. Antoine St., a guy in a full chicken costume, down to the webbed feet, wearing a Bruins jersey and carrying a hand-lettered sign reading "Lecavalier à Boston". If this were Philadelphia, he’d be in Intensive Care.