Ginette Reno to sing anthem before Habs' playoff opener

A familiar face, and voice, will be back for the beginning of the Montreal Canadiens' 2017 playoff run.

Ginette Reno, a Quebec singing legend who became something of a good luck charm for the Habs during their 2014 and 2015 playoff runs, will be back at the Bell Centre on Wednesday night to sing O Canada before Habs tangle with the New York Rangers in the playoff opener.

Reno broke the news on social media, announcing that she would sing the anthem for the opener — and that she also lost 16 pounds.

Neither Reno nor a spokesperson hinted at whether she would make any other appearances beyond Wednesday night's game.

Montrealer Sarah Diamond will since the American anthem.