A goalie himself, Villacis couldn't contain his excitement at being so close to the crease of New Jersey star goalie Martin Brodeur and dragged Martell and Sericolo by their hands to get a closer look.
"We told him that's where Marty Brodeur stands for two periods, so he asked if he could go over and touch it," Martell told NHL.com. "We said sure and we walked him over and he touched both posts and he gave the posts a little hug and he said, 'Good luck Marty.'
"I didn't have the heart to tell him Marty was hurt and wouldn't be playing for two weeks, but he also said his second favorite player is the back-up goalie (Johan Hedberg), so it worked out and the goalie got a shutout."
In fact, Hedberg recorded a 5-0 shutout against the high-flying Capitals.
I guess we just need this kid on our side.