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#TBT: Viral sensation 'Buckle Up Baby' backed the Penguins

Young fan's reaction coincided perfectly with announcer's call, ignited internet @NHL

It's Game 7 in Pittsburgh, and you know what that means. It's time to buckle up, baby.

Back in 2014, Phil Bourque's call of a Sidney Crosby goal coincided with then two-year-old Tyler Avolia's amazingly animated reaction.

Watch: Youtube Video

As Avolia reacted to a goal in the opening round of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Phildelphia Flyers, Bourque exclaimed "Buckle up, baby! Are you kidding me?"

The perfectly-timed clip burned up social media and it's easy to see why.

At last look, the boy that was coined the #BuckleUpBaby was now playing hockey for a local youth team and still rooting for the Penguins.

With the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins set to tangle for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final on Thursday, fans of all ages will be no doubt strapped to their seats.

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