Following his clutch goal, the camera caught his son, Anthony, celebrating in the stands.
Maroon later saw the reaction, which he was asked about during a postgame interview on Sportsnet. He choked up in a genuine moment far removed from the typical player platitudes.
"It's pretty cool, pretty emotional," Maroon said while holding back tears. "I don't get to see him as much. It's pretty special."
Athletes spend a lot of time away from their families on the road. In a moment that made those sacrifices worthwhile, the winger and proud dad created a memory neither he nor his son will soon forget.