UPDATE: Tony appears to have deleted his Twitter account.
Puck yes! A Twitter user named Tony got free tickets to a St. Louis Blues playoff game after his tweets about watching his first-ever hockey game went viral.
Tony was trying to find the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on TV when he stumbled upon the Blues facing off against the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday, April 25. Just seconds into the Game 7 matchup, he was hooked by the slapshots, fights and fast-paced action of the Stanley Cup playoffs and started rooting for the Missouri team.
The football and baseball fan was a little confused by the new sport, so he turned to Twitter to ask what a power play is and to express his confusion about an empty-net situation at the end of the nail-biting game. “The goalie just said F–k it and left?” he wondered of the frequently used hockey strategy.
After cheering the Blues to a victory and gaining over 60,000 new followers from his amusing tweets, the new fan received an invitation from the team to attend Game 3 in the second round of the playoffs against the Dallas Stars. “Welcome to Hockey Twitter & #stlblues fandom, @soloucity! Want to check out Game 3 live? It’s on us! #WeAllBleedBlue,” the St. Louis Blues official Twitter account wrote. Tony immediately responded that he would be there and wondered if he’d need a jacket at the ice rink.
Blues star player Vladimir Tarasenko jumped in to solve that dilemma by suggesting to Tony that he get his first hockey jersey. “I think you look best in my 91!” he wrote. Tony replied: “It’s done. just ordered.”
The Internet sensation told Good Morning America that he may have to cut back on the tweeting when he attends his first live game so he can enjoy the moment. “It’s not going to be as much as I’m doing at home because I want to kind of experience it, because everyone is telling me it gets real crazy when it’s live,” he said.
Read all the hilarious tweets below (warning: contains profanity!):
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