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These Kids Are Getting A Puppy After Their Dad Made An Ill-Advised Hockey Bet

"I was a little bit shocked like, how am I going to get out of this?"

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An Ottawa dad is looking for a new family pet after promising his kids a puppy if the Ottawa Senators' Bobby Ryan scored a goal against the New York Rangers.

The kids could be seen behind the glass at Sunday night's game holding a sign that announced the bet.

No pressure @b_ryan9. #NYRvsOTT

Luckily for them, Ryan scored the first goal of the night late in the second period. The Senators went on to win the game 3–0.

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Ryan later said he felt some pressure to deliver.

"I wanted to get the poor kid a dog,” he told reporters, according to the Ottawa Citizen.

Warren Jansen told CBC Radio it was a half-hearted promise he didn't necessarily expect to have to follow through on. You could even see the disbelief on his face when Ryan scored.

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"I was a little bit shocked like, how am I going to get out of this?" he said. "And then it was all over TV and I was like, there's no way out."

The Jensens have already decided to name the puppy Bobby in honour of the hockey player.

Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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