CHESTERFIELD, Mo. -- The NHL remains locked out. Saturday, Cam Janssen was locked in to fighting Hurricane Sandy.
Two weeks of whirlwind planning led to this gem: After a 9-8 victory by his "Team Black" over "Team White," Janssen stood before a capacity crowd at the Hardee's Iceplex with gratitude. His "Cam Janssen Fights Sandy -- Hockey Helps Rebuild" charity game raised money for first responders impacted by the superstorm that affected the East Coast in October.
Janssen looked toward the bleachers, fans standing with applause. Close by, players raised their sticks near mid-ice. Hockey was back, even if this was only a taste.
"I just want to thank everybody for coming out and supporting us," Janssen, a New Jersey Devils winger and former St. Louis Blues player, told the crowd.
"I want to thank the boys for coming out. What a great turnout. Unbelievable. We miss hockey too.... Thank you for everything everybody. Awesome to see...