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Brothers Pierre-Olivier Joseph and Mathieu Joseph fight as their parents look on.
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Parents' Reaction To Their Son Starting An NHL Fight Goes Viral On Social Media

Published March 15, 2024 at 11:22
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators matchups hold a unique significance for the Joseph family, as they bring together Senator winger Mathieu Joseph and his younger brother, Penguins defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph, on the ice. The brothers, drafted two years apart, faced each other for the first time last year, presenting a delightful quandary for their parents regarding whom to support. Their ingenious solution involved alternating team jerseys: the father donned an Ottawa jersey for one game, while the mother sported Pittsburgh colors, and they switched for the next encounter.

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The family's sense of unity and humor was spotlighted during a game when a late third-period scrum involving Mathieu Joseph unfolded in front of the Penguins' goal. This incident, featuring Mathieu exchanging shoves and shots with opponents, led to a comical reaction from their parents, captured live on TV. The broadcast showed the mother looking at her husband with evident concern, while the father managed to maintain a stoic expression, much to the amusement of viewers.


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This lighthearted moment epitomizes the Josephs' balanced support and the joy they find in their sons' professional rivalry, making every game between the Penguins and Senators a memorable family affair.


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