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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.

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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.

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.
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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 N. Daro is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Toronto. PGP fingerprint: 5A1D 9099 3497 DA4B

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