Tony Hardy was looking for baseball on TV last night but found the Blues vs. Blackhawks hockey game instead. The action was so intense that he began tweeting the world's most beautiful, urgent hockey newbie tweets.
Sometimes he had to look things up.
Fans soon discovered his tweets and started retweeting and liking them like crazy. Hardy didn't know what was going on, but he was loving the game, his new hockey friends, and all this new puck knowledge.
He couldn't believe what he'd been missing all these years.
Hockey is too real.
Hardy had a good eye for talent. Right away he saw that Patrick Kane was dangerous on the ice.
Now a committed Blues fan, he started trash talking the Blackhawks.
That got noticed, too.
Then something big happened.
He saw this play.
It gave Hardy an idea for how the Blues could prevent the Blackhawks from evening the score in the dying minutes of the game.
Here's Hardy reacting to seeing a team pull the goalie for the first time in his life.
Meanwhile, he did a little shopping for video games.
The game ended and Hardy's St. Louis Blues won 3-2, clinching the series. People started begging him to live-tweet the rest of the Blues games.
He promised to keep tweeting the rest of the Blues playoff run.
By the end of the night, he was a Twitter trend in Toronto.
UPDATE: The Blues invited Hardy to watch game three of their next playoff series!