This was supposed to be Jaroslav Halak's "homecoming" - a love-in, of sorts, for the goaltender who was the only reason the Canadiens made it to the Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia Flyers two seasons ago.

In a perfect world, Halak would have come into this place and shut down his former team - and while all of us know the world isn't, he chose to be perfect in this 3-0 victory over the Canadiens on Tuesday.

Perfect in every way from start to finish - particularly at game's end.