Why you should be watching the NHL playoffs — even if you think you hate hockey

Falling in love with the NHL playoffs is easy. But first, you have to watch.

Hockey is often looked over.
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You've probably never heard of Anthony Holmes. But maybe you've heard of Tony X., a.k.a. @soIoucity, who became a Twitter sensation last week when he hilariously live-tweeted the very first hockey game he ever watched.

Holmes, a 26-year-old African-American man from the St. Louis area, told The Week he was trying to find the St. Louis Cardinals game, but baseball's Redbirds had been bumped from the main local sports channel in favor of the St. Louis Blues first-round Game 7 matchup with the defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks. And was it a doozy.

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