Brendan Gallagher of the Montreal Canadiens is introduced to fans during pre-game ceremonies prior to their season-opening game against the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday on Hockey Night in Canada. (Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
If we learned anything on Tuesday night, it's that hockey fans around the world couldn't wait to gather around screens to watch Hockey Night in Canada. It may have been a short off-season, but the wait was long enough for diehards as the puck dropped on #NHLFaceOff.
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