The Florida Panthers home opener was reserved for celebrating heroes Saturday.
Sister Margaret Ann, the chainsaw-wielding nun who went viral with a video of her cleaning up in full habit in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in South Florida, headlined the list of heroes honored at the Panthers home opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.
Sister Margaret was a personal invitee of the Panthers mascot Stanley C. Panther, and she was one of about 1,000 local heroes celebrated by the team for their work in the region after the catastrophic storm hit last month.
Not to be left out, Ray Allen, a former Miami Heat hero from two championship teams in 2011-12 and 2012-13, also was on hand to participate in the ceremonial puck drop.
The Panthers rallied for three goals in 2:28 in the third period to win the game 5-4.