The Sharks' 20-year-old Czech center Tomas Hertl had a pair of points in his first career playoff game, but I don't really care about that right now. I care that earlier this month, Hertl was introduced to the wonders of Dave & Buster's.
From Mark Purdy's story on Hertl and fellow rookie Matt Nieto in yesterday's Mercury News:
In fact, during a road trip to Anaheim earlier this month, those elements all combined. Nieto introduced Hertl to a 20-something's idea of dining heaven — the Dave & Buster's chain that features large-screen televisions and arcade games. They played a few of them and then watched sports on TV while eating. Hertl was captivated.
"He didn't know you can play the games and get prizes, so he went back by himself," Nieto said. "Next time I came back to the hotel room, he had three of those stuffed characters from 'Despicable Me' on his bed.' He was like a big kid."
— Matt Nieto (@matt_nieto) April 9, 2014
Tomas Hertl is still your favorite hockey player, and fun must still be always.
Today after exersice...i have a lot of new young friends:-D..fun must be alwalys:-)) pic.twitter.com/oM005RF2Py
— Tomáš Hertl (@TomasHertl48) January 31, 2014