It was hard to tell what the fans cheered louder for on Thursday night, Colorado Avalanche rookie Tyson Jost scoring his first NHL goal or his grandpa, Jim Jost, weeping tears of joy on PepsiVision when the marker was announced.
Either way, the crowd erupted for what was certainly a momentous occasion, which came fittingly on Fan Appreciation Night at Pepsi Center.
"It's special. It's nice to do it in front of the home crowd," Jost said of the play. "Hopefully there's going to many more of those at home and on the road, too. It's just disappointing that we couldn't get that win, for sure.
"It's nice to get that goal, but it's disappointing."