January 25, 2013
Home, sweet home for local Islanders trio
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency
TORONTO - About 30 minutes after the final horn had sounded on a disastrous early-season collapse by the Maple Leafs, there was plenty of hooting and hollering going on in Section 117 of the Air Canada Centre.
Between the Boyes family from Mississauga, the Tavares clan out of Oakville and the Moulson entourage from North York, reasons to celebrate were everywhere you looked.
Section 117 is where friends and acquaintances of visiting players congregate after games to wait for them to come out and engage in post-game greetings. And if ensuing chatter revolves around beating the home town Maple Leafs, well, it sucks to be in blue and white on those particular nights.
Like Thursday night.