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Video: Tatar pays tribue to father after scoring goal

Jan 12, 2014, 1:24 AM EST

Tomas Tatar paid tribute to his father on Saturday, scoring what ended up being the game-winning goal as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1. As you can see, it was a touching moment:

MLive.com’s Ansar Khan reports that his dad died on Friday and that Tatar will play for Detroit against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday before flying to Slovakia for the funeral. Red Wings GM Ken Holland confirmed the reports that the 23-year-old’s father passed away, according to the Detroit Free Press’ Helene St. James.

Tatar has already generated a career year with 18 points in 37 games played, including a three-game goal-scoring streak. Obviously, he has bigger things on his mind than his offensive production, though.

  1. jmcurran28 - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:02 AM

    As if I needed another reason to like this kid.

  2. rushledger - Jan 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM

    Great tribute, can’t imagine having to play and perform under those circumstances, class act.

  3. capsfan14 - Jan 12, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Ovie does the same thing when he kisses his finger and points it up to the sky. Except he tributes his brother.

  4. jacketsfan7 - Jan 12, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Never knew that , I thought Ovie always did that bc it looked cool

  5. kicksave1980 - Jan 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    The only time I’ve ever been happy to see a Red Wing score a goal. Happy that he had the chance to do that for his dad.

  6. slysipops - Jan 12, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    AMEN KID ….AMEN !

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