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Man Discovers Hockey, Loves It

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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.

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

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He had to learn the terminology on the fly:

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

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

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

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

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But he’s into it.

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