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Lightning's Yanni Gourde becomes a dad between playoff games

Posted at 10:42 AM, May 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-02 10:44:36-04

There's no doubt the Tampa Bay Lightning's playoff run has been exciting so far. But for #37 Yanni Gourde, things just got a whole lot more exciting.

Between games two and three of the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Gourde, 26, became a father.

Emma Kate Gourde made her grand entrance to the world Tuesday.



Gourde has two goals and two assists in this year's playoffs after setting the Lightning franchise record for goals in a season by a rookie as well as most points in a season by a rookie.

His wife posted a photo on Instagram in November, teasing that the baby would be a hockey fan:



Of course our unborn baby girl needs her own jersey 💗 #itsagirl

A post shared by Marie-Andrée Gourde (@marieraby) on


Game 3 is Wednesday night in Boston, and while little Emma probably won't be there, we're betting she'll be cheering on the Bolts from home!