Tyson Jost scores first NHL goal; grandpa weeps tears of joy (Video)

Jim Jost came into our lives a couple days ago when his grandson, Colorado Avalanche rookie Tyson Jost, took to the ice for his first time as a pro, and wept at the accomplishment of his grandson. The heartwarming moment was instantly replayed across the hockey world and beyond.

Grandpa Jost one-upped himself on Thursday night when young Tyson scores his first NHL goal.

First, watch the goal.

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Lawson Crouse’s dad is JACKED to see son fight (Video)

Normally seeing one of your loved ones getting in a fight might bring you pause.

Well, you’re not a hockey dad. More specifically, you’re not a hockey dad on the Arizona Coyotes dad’s trip in a group that includes former pugilist Ty Domi.

In Max Domi’s second game back from injury, he wasn’t about to throw down with any of the San Jose Sharks.

No problem though. Lawson Crouse has filled in just fine while Max has been out.

Case and point: Crouse throws down with Brendan Dillon in the first period Saturday night.

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Top 10 fan moments of 2016 (Puck Daddy Year in Hockey)

(Puck Daddy presents its annual look back at the year in hockey. Check back every day through the New Year for our many lists and hot takes.)

Without fans there would be no NHL. Here we celebrate our fellow puck heads that love the game as much as we do … or maybe a little too much.

10. Kevin Spacey the newest, most excited Florida Panthers fan

The ‘Spacey in Space’ sweatshirt donned by the Florida Panthers became a league-wide phenomena in the 2015-16 season. Even Kevin Spacey, whose likeness is on the sweatshirt, got in on the fun by sending videos to play on the jumbotron during games.

He finally attended a game in Sunrise in March. The crowd was outfitted with Spacey’s face on a stick and the actor donned one too until the big reveal.

For a decorated actor such as Spacey, this appeared to be one of the most joyous moments of his life.

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Jake Guentzel’s family wins for best reaction to goal (Video)

Jake Guentzel made his NHL debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday against the New York Rangers. His family was in attendance for the big moment.

It didn’t take long for them to get their celebration on. Guentzel scored a goal on his first shot of the game.

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While that’s a great moment for Guentzel, it’s his family’s reaction that makes it incredible.

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Marner scores first NHL goal, mother indisposed (Video)

It the moment every hockey parent waits for. Their son or daughter makes it to the professional ranks and scores their first goal.

Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Mitch Marner let fellow rookie Auston Matthews do all the scoring in the first game of the season. In the Leafs second game, Marner netted his first NHL tally against the Boston Bruins.

As usual with highly touted rookies, the camera cuts to the parents in the stands for their reaction. Mitch’s dad is seen celebrating next to an empty seat in the arena.

In an interview later with Christine Simpson of Sportsnet, we find out Mrs. Marner had to answer a call she could not avoid (i.e. had to go to the bathroom).

Later in the game, she was in her seat for an incredible display of puck handling by her son. Marner bends time and space, Dr. Strange-style, to get past Ryan Spooner with the puck.

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Marner ended the game with one point, three blocked shots and was a plus-2 (for what it’s worth) in 15:25 time on ice. The Leafs beat the Bruins soundly, 4-1.

If you’re curious, Auston Matthews was held scoreless in 16:51. He must be ill or something.