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