By Zareen Syed
Chicago guy Vince Vaughn is all over the Stanley Cup Final. And why wouldn't he be?
Earlier in the week, the actor picked up the tab for the Lightning coaching staff at the Chicago Cut (they really have it good, huh?) and perhaps got hit with some side-eyes from his fellow loyal fans.
But worry not, his act of generosity didn't cost more than just dinner. In fact, looks like he's bringing us some luck by sitting rink side as Jonathan Toews scored the opening goal in Game 4.
In classic die-hard fashion, Vaughn gives his buddy Toews a pointing approval. If we mouth read correctly, pretty sure he says "nice job, my man."
And just when you think Vaughn had enough of a good time, in a SportsNet.ca exclusive before the game, he sat down with Toews for some full-fledged banter about everything from the Toews Lake in Manitoba to his dance-off with Patrick Kane.
Vaughn also had a blast with nicknames. "People have called you Captian Serious, Tazer, Johnny Johnny hotcakes.... the last one I might've just made up on the spot," joked Vaughn. (Toews told Vaughn to come hang out in the locker room to get himself a nickname, too.)
Nicknames aside, the two had more to bond over. In March, Vaughn was in Chicago for the Polar Plunge to support he Special Olympics and sported none other than a Toews jersey. But it kind of, sort of backfired: "It was a terrible idea!" Vaughn said. "Because the fabric made it twice as cold." You can check that out below: