Then, the #LadyInPink happened.
This super cute photo of a Wild player waving to a little kid is ridiculously viral
Don't know what we're talking about? Well then, we have just the Vine for you!
Moments later, #LadyInPink became a trending topic on Twitter, with the woman in question being identified as Alyssa Nelson (@SnowflakeNelson):
Just saw @SnowflakeNelson holding her budlight lime in one hand and pounding on the glass with the other cussing out CO here at the XCEL-- SamRobs (@SamRobs22) April 29, 2014
Turns out someone has already found the pink-shirted, drinking Bud Light Lime, Wild lovin' woman on twitter: @snowflakenelson.-- Parker Hageman (@ParkerHageman) April 29, 2014
Hey yo @SnowflakeNelson: Are you into brunch or nah?-- Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) April 29, 2014
-- Mike Krueger (@vibetheflow) April 29, 2014
Oh my #LadyInPink just followed me. I AM going to marry her.-- Mike Krueger (@vibetheflow) April 29, 2014
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Here are some of Nelson's tweets from before, during, and after last night's game:
excited/anxious for tonight's game.. I can only imagine how the players feel-- alyssa nelson (@SnowflakeNelson) April 28, 2014
can't date you if you're a Blackhawks fan-- alyssa nelson (@SnowflakeNelson) April 28, 2014
I am a very aggressive hockey fan-- alyssa nelson (@SnowflakeNelson) April 29, 2014
who wants to go to Denver??-- alyssa nelson (@SnowflakeNelson) April 29, 2014
According to her Facebook page, Nelson is a server at Hooters in the Mall of America:
can't believe me banging on the glass & telling charlie to whoop his ass turned out to be that big of a deal-- alyssa nelson (@SnowflakeNelson) April 29, 2014
Nelson is also apparently pals with Wild player Jason Zucker:
Will #LadyInPink end up making the trip to Denver for tomorrow night's decisive Game 7? Considering her very viral and very entertaining appearance happened shortly before the Wild took control of last night's game for good, let's hope so! After all, hockey is arguably the most superstitious of all sports, and Minnesota teams can certainly use all the good luck they can get.
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