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Tkachuk supports roommate Thomas, roots on Blues at Game 6

Senators forward shows up clad in shirt for St. Louis forward

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Tkachuk takes in Game 6

SJS@STL, Gm6: Brady Tkachuk cheers on Blues, Thomas

WCF, Gm6: Senators forward Brady Tkachuk shows his support for Robert Thomas and the Blues and discusses their success in the playoffs

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When you are sharing a bathroom with someone, you'd better be rooting for them in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk showed up at Enterprise Center on Tuesday to support St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas, who is currently his roommate. The Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-1 and will face the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Final, which begins Monday.

Tweet from @NHL: A message from @BradyTkachuk71 himself. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/AXjjpnWrhP

Thomas had an assist in the clinching game, which sent the Blues to their first Stanley Cup Final since 1970.

Thomas has been staying at the home of Brady's dad, Keith Tkachuk, who played 543 games with the Blues during his 18-seasons in the NHL.

Brady Tkachuk wore a T-shirt representing Thomas' junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. The front of the shirt commemorated the Knights' Memorial Cup championship from 2016 while the back said "Thomas, Mr. STL" with his No. 18 on the back.

"He's the king of the city," Tkachuk told NBCSN. "He's been playing so well the fans love him."

Brady was last seen rooting on his brother Matthew in the Calgary Flames Western Conference First Round series defeat to the Colorado Avalanche. With their seasons over, the Tkachuk boys are home and the family has grown by one. 

"He's part of the family," Brady Tkachuk said. "He's just another Tkachuk there."

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