Bobby Ryan is the latest, greatest story in hockey thanks to a league providing many outstanding moments of late. Ryan's battle -- which includes an extended leave from the Ottawa Senators to battle alcoholism -- concluded in grand fashion on Thursday night. The longtime Sen scored a hat trick in his return to Canadian Tire Center, receiving a standing ovation from the home fans as a result.
In what's surely the moment of Ottawa's season, Ryan secured a successful homecoming in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. The 32-year-old's personal journey should serve as inspiration for any of us suffering thanks to internal demons. There's always a way back to the light. Just get the help you need.