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The NHL convinced one more person to please like its sport last night. A man on Twitter tuned into Game 7 of Blackhawks-Blues, the first hockey game he had ever seen. He tweeted as he watched, and his enthusiasm was delightful.

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“Tony X.” started watching roughly an hour into the game, but immediately got on board:

He had to learn the terminology on the fly:

His lack of knowledge didn’t stop him from buying in. It probably helped that his first game was a Game 7:

Tony suggested an innovative goaltending strategy, and also didn’t know that the goalie could leave the net:

After the Blues took the series with a 3-2 win, Tony became a new fan:

And to think, this all happened because Tony was trying to watch the Cardinals lose:

But he’s into it.