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Smith's nephew Nolan celebrates goal while clad in knight costume

Son of Rangers defenseman cheers on 'Uncle Reilly' after third-period goal in Game 5

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Reilly Smith broke his lengthy goal drought Monday, and his adorable nephew Nolan was right there to cheer him on.

The Vegas Golden Knights forward's 2-year-old nephew sported a full knight costume and cheered his uncle's goal during the third period of Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the Dallas Stars.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: GO UNCLE REILLY GO!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/Kxz4OkKVbT

Reilly's goal was his fifth of the playoffs but first in 11 games, and Nolan, the son of New York Rangers defenseman and Reilly's older brother Brendan Smith, waited at least 11 days celebrate his uncle scoring a Stanley Cup Playoff goal. Brendan shared the video and an image of the adorable boy clad in the helmet and armor on Instagram on Sept. 3.

Instagram from @bssmith2: Nolan The Knight!

The Golden Knights have had family members cheer on their throughout the posteason. Defenseman Alec Martinez's family cheered on his goal in Game 4, and the Max Pacioretty and Marc-Andre Fleury's kids supported the team in Game 3.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: NICE JOB ALEC WE LOVE YOU 🤗 pic.twitter.com/dVBBvkoCbc

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: HI GUYS 🥺😄 pic.twitter.com/8Bqe8dMDou

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