Some things are just bigger than competition.
Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson walked into Rogers Place, shut out the Edmonton Oilers with 37 saves, and got a rousing ovation when he was announced as the game's First Star.
Anderson was making his first start since returning from a leave of absence to be with his wife, Nicholle, who recently was diagnosed with cancer.
While the Oilers fans showed Anderson love and support, so did his counterpart. After being named the Second Star, Oilers goalie Cam Talbot remained near the ice to clap for Anderson after his emotional return.
Other players around the League, including Anderson's backup, Andrew Hammond, and team owner Eugene Melynyk, also showed their appreciation for the Senators goalie.