Dougie Hamilton couldn't hide the emotion as he sat on the Bruins' bench late in the third period of the team's 4-2 win over the Islanders on Friday.
The B's rookie defenseman started grinning as the rap song "Teach Me How to Dougie" started blaring out of the TD Garden speakers. From the balcony down to the good seats, Bruins fans -- those young enough to know the dance and some perhaps inebriated enough to think they know it -- started doing the "Dougie" dance.
The crowd was excited, and why not? They just got to see their new folk hero, the 19-year-old blueliner with the curly blond hair and sheepish grin, turn in his best game as an NHL player. Hamilton excited the masses with his first career two-point night, picking up assists Nos. 2 and 3 in his first full week in the NHL.
The two-point performance earned Hamilton first star honors, as well as adoration from the more than 17,000 B's fans in attendance.
"It feels good," he ...