It's all in the way the syllables fall.

Try it (quietly) with the accent placed on the second:

"Ja-RO! Ja-RO! Ja-RO!"

That's the way goaltender Jaroslav Halak heard his name chanted in a celebratory sing-song at the Bell Centre two seasons ago, stoning one opponent after another in the Canadiens net.

Tuesday night, in the goal of the St. Louis Blues, he's more likely to hear a hard first syllable:

"JA-ro! JA-ro! JA-ro!"