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Boudreau's mom sees son coach for first time in native Toronto

Theresa Boudreau may have brought a little luck with her as Wild win

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO - Bruce Boudreau thinks his mom should start coming to more games when the Minnesota Wild come to his native Toronto.

"Maybe we can get her here next season when we play here," the Wild coach said after Minnesota defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday.

Theresa Boudreau, 85, had never seen her son coach a game in Toronto. It was the first time she went to a Maple Leafs game in Toronto in more than three decades, visiting the arena formerly called Air Canada Centre for the very first time in her life.

"She enjoyed the outcome," Boudreau said.

Theresa Boudreau lives about 20 miles north of Scotiabank Arena.

Boudreau and his mother sat in the stands surrounded by friends and family after the game. Both wore huge smiles. It was easy to see why.

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