The 24-year-old gold-medal-clinching hockey superstar, who was sidelined for more than 10 months after a devastating concussion last January, returned to the game on Monday. The CBC pre-empted their regular programming for the occassion as the entirety of Canada (and, presumably, at the very least, Pittsburgh) waited to see if their hero would be back to his triumphant self. 2 goals and 2 assists in a 5-0 shutout for the team Crosby captains certainly seems like a worthy return for the beloved Halifax native as his Pittsburgh Penguins took out the NY Islanders.

Welcome back Sid, the whole country (and certainly the game of hockey) missed you dearly.