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Penguins having fun with Bonino goal call

Lovejoy, Cole among those who mimic viral Punjabi broadcast from Game 1

by Shawn P. Roarke @sroarke_nhl / Director of Editorial

PITTSBURGH -- The viral call from "Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi" of Nick Bonino's winning goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final has made its way into the Pittsburgh Penguins dressing room.

Harnarayan Singh, the play-by-play broadcaster, screamed Bonino's last name nine times in rapid succession and then said his full name after the forward scored the game-winner with 2:33 remaining in the 3-2 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Monday.

Pittsburgh leads the best-of-7 series 1-0. Game 2 is at Consol Energy Center on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVA Sports).

The day after Game 1, Bonino's teammates imitated the call when they crossed paths with Bonino and haven't stopped since.

Tweet from @HkyNightPunjabi: *Blesses your timeline* #BONINOBONINOBONINO@IceSinghHNIC @RandipJanda @HarpPandher @BhupinderHundal

 "The Punjabi call is just spectacular," said defenseman Ben Lovejoy, who said he is the leading perpetrator of the chants. "Those guys are outstanding. You would be amazed at how often it gets called in this locker room. All the time."

Defenseman Ian Cole said it doesn't matter if Bonino likes the renditions from his teammates, they won't likely end soon.

But the subject of the call is rolling with his part in the viral video clip. Bonino even suggested to members of his family they download the audio of the call and set it as a ringtone for their cellphones.

"It's amusing," said Bonino, who has two game-winning goals among his four goals this postseason.

"They do a good job with their broadcasts. It's just pretty funny the way they say it and everybody gets a laugh out of it. If you're watching the playoffs at all, you can't help but see them. They're all over social media. I think guys back home are getting a kick out of them; it's pretty funny.

"At the end of the day, you try to put that aside but it's tough with all the guys yelling it at me all the time. You just have fun with it and see if it keeps continuing."

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