Tony X. celebrated by St. Louis Blues at Game 3

Photo via St. Louis Blues on Twitter

Viral sensation Tony X. received a hero’s welcome at Scottrade Center on Tuesday. He mugged for photos, was videoed by the St. Louis Blues, shown on the jumbotron, and tweeted out a few observations from the contest. 

It was reportedly the first live NHL game for Anthony Holmes (aka Tony X. or @soloucity on Twitter) who became a social media hero during Game 7 of the Blues’ first-round series against the Chicago Blackhawks. Holmes became such a big deal that he was interviewed on Good Morning America.

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There, Blues vice president Brett Hull offered Holmes tickets to Tuesday night’s Game 3 between St. Louis and the Dallas Stars.

The Blues paid tribute to Holmes at the first TV timeout, showing him on the jumbotron, which included one of his signature tweets from Game 7.

Holmes also tweeted a photo from his seat before the start of the game.

Then a video before player introductions.

The Blues also showed Holmes cheering with a close-up video.

Also, it appeared that Holmes listened to the plea of sniper Vladimir Tarasenko, asking him to wear Tarasenko’s No. 91.

Following the game, a 6-1 win by the Blues, Holmes was thrilled with the outcome. 

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch interviewed Holmes at the game. 

“It's been amazing, it's kind of surreal,” Tony X said after the second period, with “his” Blues leading, 5-1. “I still can't believe it's happening, even though it's happening right now. ... I've taken more pictures tonight than I probably have in the last five years. ... It's 10 times even more than what I thought it would be — you're right here and you can feel the vibrations when they hit against the glass.”

Holmes did tweet out a question asking about power play rules. He also was entertained by enforcer Ryan Reaves, who blew a kiss at the Stars bench after a fight near the end of the game. 

St. Louis may need to bring Holmes back for Game 4 considering how well Game 3 went with him in the building.



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