Maroon’s double OT goal brings son to tears

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As hockey fans have found out over the last couple of seasons, Patrick Maroon and his son, Anthony, have a very special bond. After Maroon scored the game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 7 against the Stars, we got to see just how special these moments can be for a father and son.

Moments after Maroon punched the Blues’ ticket to the Western Conference Final, Anthony was seen in the crowd wearing a jacket with his father’s number seven sewn on the back. He was very emotional and you can certainly understand why.

“I was looking at the page with all the players, where they’re from and all that stuff,” recalled Anthony, per The Athletic’s Jeremy Rutherford. “All I heard was everybody scream. My friend turns around and says, ‘It’s your dad!’ I just started crying.”

Of course, it was just a couple of years ago when Maroon himself got choked up during an interview when he saw a shot of his son celebrating one of his goals. Back then, the veteran admitted that playing in Edmonton meant that he couldn’t see his soon as much as he wanted.

So you can understand why the big winger decided to head home to St. Louis when he became an unrestricted free agent over the summer.

It’s safe to say that the signing has worked out for both parties.

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Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.