This story was originally published on July 25, 2018
In this time, of all times, a moment for reminiscing, for reflection, one night comes into sharper focus than virtually any other.
"You go from watching highlights the night before,'' muses the 41-year-old Jarome Iginla of April 21, 1996, "following Calgary, of course - the highlights on TV are always the best part of the playoffs as a kid, right? - to actually being part of it.
"In the space of only a few hours.
"So, so surreal.
"I literally go from being a fan one night to centring Theo Fleury - a guy I've watched growing up, such a great, dominating player - and German Titov the next afternoon.
"Facing off against (the Blackhawks), (Jeremy) Roenick. Going in corners against (Chris) Chelios. Shooting on (Ed) Belfour.
"I remember all of it so vividly.
"It was kinda like being inside a video game."