There were so many Canadians tweeting along with us tonight that my eyes barely left the screen for 12 straight hours. Thankfully, your tweets were nothing short of entertaining as you showed us how you were celebrating the return of NHL hockey.
Monika PlatekMonika Platek is the social media lead for CBC Sports. She has spent a decade working in sports, including her role with the London 2012 Olympic Games and six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Monika uses social media to bring sports fans closer to the their favourite teams and athletes. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and CBCSports.ca.
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