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Byron: Back and better than ever

Paul Byron added another pretty short-handed goal to his highlight-reel on Tuesday night against the Islanders

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

TAMPA - Raise your hand if you're happy to have Paul Byron back in the lineup!

The 30-year-old forward has been nothing short of brilliant since returning to active duty on February 18 following a lengthy recovery from knee surgery.

Byron has three goals and six points in seven games, and he scored another big goal against the Islanders on Tuesday night in Brooklyn.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Le gros but de Ti-Paul en d��savantage num��rique.Pauly with the shorty.#GoHabsGo

It was Byron's fourth tally of the season, and his eighth short-handed strike in a Montreal uniform since being claimed off waivers from Calgary in October 2015.

The Ottawa native has always been exceptionally dangerous when the Canadiens have found themselves down a man.

Tweet from @StatsCentre: Extending his team's lead to 4-0 after 2 periods tonight at NYI, Paul Byron has tied Mike McPhee & Chris Higgins for 6th all-time in career shorthanded goals among primary left wingers with the @CanadiensMTL (8)

His incredible speed gives opponents fits night after night. It affords him the unique ability to capitalize on the smallest of mistakes.

If Byron gets a step on you, he's hard to catch. And goaltenders typically end up paying the price.

Here's a look back at a couple of our favorite Byron short-handed snipes in recent memory:

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Ti-Paul active la 8e vitesse et fait 2-1 avec son huiti��me but �� court d'un homme.@jpbyron89 turns on the jets and makes it 2-1 with his eighth career shorty.#GoHabsGo

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Rapide comme l'���. Fast as ���.

That was fun to watch, wasn't it?

It's say to say we're thrilled to see Byron healthy again and delivering the goods in typical Byron fashion.

No exceptions

Make no mistake about it, we love every single goal the 10-year NHL veteran scores.

It's fun seeing Byron light the lamp regardless of the situation.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Le premier but de Ti-Paul fait du bien en titi. 😌Pauly's got the monkey off his back.#GoHabsGo

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Un premier but pour Paul Byron depuis son retour au jeu. ������First goal for Paul Byron since returning to the lineup.#GoHabsGo

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: Paul Byron envoie une passe parfaite de Max Domi au fond du filet pour ouvrir la marque.Paul Byron buries a great feed from Max Domi to open the scoring.#GoHabsGo

 And we're looking forward to more of the same down the stretch!

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