Excited Penguins toddler, sad Blue Jackets kid may be NHL’s most hardcore fans

These kids take hockey seriously.

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Kick to the curb the myth that the future of America doesn’t care about hockey.

As the Blue Jackets and Penguins square off in a first-round Stanley Cup playoff series, two young fans may just be the ambassadors for a new generation of passionate hockey fans.

The younger of the two is a 2-year-old boy so enthusiastic about the Pens that he uses a toy lawnmower as a Zamboni in his living room, WTAE’s Kelly Brennan explains.

Then there’s a 6-year-old Blue Jackets fan who is already a diehard, so devastated by the Columbus’ heartbreaking Game 3 loss that he was brought to tears.

Kale the Jackets fan will hope to have a reaction more similar to Tyler the Penguins fan after Wednesday night’s game.