It was a special night as the Dallas Stars beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-3 in overtime, but the most memorable moment wasn’t the win or Antoine Roussel‘s hat trick.
Instead, it was how the team embraced Dave Strader’s return to the broadcasting booth as he continues to fight cancer.
Don’t be ashamed if his comments to the Dallas Morning News leave you emotional:
“This is the first time, to be honest with you, that for four hours I didn’t feel like I was sick at all,” Strader said after the game. “Maybe it was the adrenaline high, but I really, really feel great right now.”
Again, the team really did some great things to welcome him back, but the highlight was saluting him after the game. Incredible stuff.
“What a gesture by the boys … meant so much to me and my wife! Thank you.” Strader tweeted after the game.
As this post notes, Strader is expected to do play-by-play for four more Stars games.