The beauty of having a player’s parents on hand is that you can capture reactions in real-time. In many cases, that means happiness (or even tears of joy) following a big success. Of course … there’s always the chance you’ll film a moment of righteous anger, too.
Toronto Maple Leafs fans were holding their breath after star Auston Matthews was shaken up by a knee-to-knee hit via Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin. You can see that check in the video above.
While Leafs fans were worried, his parents were justifiably angry (and worried):
The good news is that Matthews is at least seemingly OK.
It’s been a long night for Matthews already.