Twitter user @soIoucity has become an Internet sensation since his hilarious live-tweeted introduction to playoff hockey went viral during Monday night’s Chicago Blackhawks-St. Louis Blues Game 7.
Two nights later, the man known at Tony X. crossed paths with a member of Hockey Twitter’s Mount Rushmore: Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo.
It began with this tweet from Tony, who sounds fascinated by the habits of goaltenders.
Less than an hour later, Luongo, who operates one of the best athlete Twitter accounts in all of pro spots, came out of blue with a response. A back-and-forth followed, with the veteran netminder delivering one line in particular that’s sure to make Boston Bruins fans chuckle.
The “2011 SCF” is, of course, the 2011 Stanley Cup Final, during which the Bruins knocked off Luongo’s Vancouver Canucks in seven games. Though Luongo posted two shutouts in the series, he was torched in each of Boston’s four wins, allowing a total of 21 goals and twice being pulled in favor of backup Cory Schneider.
But hey, at least he has a sense of humor about it.
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