Traditions are what make the finale of the NHL season so magical. The hockey equipment yard sale scene when time expires. The joyous dog pile. The handshake line. The merciless booing of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman.
Next to that first skyward hoist of the Stanley Cup itself, the most anticipated moment might be the unveiling of the season-ending video montage from Hockey Night In Canada. This year’s edition, set to Always No. 1 by Alistair Griffin, delivers on expectations, capturing the highlights and heartbreaks of the 10 weeks leading up to the crowning of the Chicago Blackhawks as 2015 champions.
Check it out. And then check it out again.