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Hockey Things: What Caught Our Eye (May 16th Edition)

Brady Tkachuk has hopped on the Flames bandwagon, Carter Verhaeghe is Mr. Clutch and Emily Kaplan shows once again why she's one of the hockey best media personalities.

With post-season action in full swing, last week saw plenty of stories on and off the ice:

Brady Tkachuk: A Big Calgary Flames Guy 

They may be brothers, but Brady Tkachuk wearing Calgary Flames-branded merch is hilarious.

The Ottawa Senators captain travelled with his family to support his brother en route to a Game 7 win on Sunday.

You have to love the support for a sibling, no matter where they play in the league. 

Need a game-winning goal? Call 1-800-Verhaeghe

For the first time in the 21st century, the Florida Panthers will play in a second-round series after knocking off the Washington Capitals. 

One of the biggest factors in the Panthers avoiding a Game 7 and advancing was the play of Carter Verhaeghe. Verhaeghe would put up 12 points in the series, but also tied a pretty cool post-season record by scoring a game-winning goal in three straight games, a feat not accomplished since 2011. 

It's rare for a reason, so it's cool seeing Verhaeghe pulling it off.

A Game Of Languages

The NHL is a global league, featuring players from around the world with different backgrounds. ESPN's Emily Kaplan has taken the extra mile to thank players all playoffs long for their time after interviews in their native language.

One of the most prominent examples came during one of the intermissions of Game 5 of the Penguins-Rangers series. Kaplan interviewed Rangers forward Filip Chytil and thanked him in Czech afterwards.

It's always cool to see reporters taking the time to make a player more comfortable in their native language and you can see Chytil appreciated the gesture. 



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