DENVER (AP) - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Kyle Quincey punctuated his winning overtime goal by thrusting his arms into the air.
A spontaneous reaction after leading his team back from a three-goal deficit against the New York Islanders on Thursday.
Just over a year ago, that simplest of celebrations wouldn't have been possible. Quincey took a hit that dislocated his left shoulder so severely, it stretched a nerve running just under his armpit to the point where he lost sensation and range of motion.
Doctors were fearful Quincey might never regain feeling again.