Patric Hornqvist’s parents flew into Nashville from his native Sweden for three days to see his first child.
They got a bonus on Sunday when they saw their son score two goals in the Nashville Predators' 4-3 shootout victory against the Washington Capitals at Bridgestone Arena.
Hornqvist missed the Predators' 2-0 win against the Chicago Blackhawks on March 23 so he could be present when his wife Malin gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter.
"It was fun for them too, to see me score my 100th goal and then a big win," said Hornqvist, a right wing who was the last player selected in the 2005 NHL Draft. "They're only here for three days. Then they have to go back and work. Obviously, it was good timing."