The last time Michael Ryder set foot in the Garden on a game night, it was for Game 6 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, he was wearing a Bruins sweater and he was two games away from reaching the pinnacle of his career.
But last night, Ryder seemed to be still wrapping his mind around a different walk down memory lane ó one that was thrust upon him when he was traded from the Dallas Stars to the Montreal Canadiens, his original NHL team, last week.