Friday night in San Diego, Adam Jones began his new career in hockey. The Baltimore Orioles’ five-time all-star signed a one-day contract with the San Diego Gulls and served as a penalty box attendant.
Jones — wearing a suit and a blue and orange tie — kept track of and recorded all penalties, opened and closed the penalty box doors allowing players to enter and exit, and provided referees with official game pucks (and of course Gatorade when they were thirsty).
“This is a life long mission of mine,” Jones said to MLB.com. “Might be an awesome retirement gig. Now that would be epic.”
Judging by the video below, it appears Jones was very successful.
The Caps dads trip continues as the Caps take on the Dallas Stars in Texas tonight. John Carlson will not play again, since his lower-body injury has still not healed. Isabelle Khurshudyan, from the Washington Post, reported that Carlson did take some time to skate around the ice and said his injury was getting better. Hopefully, we’ll see him back on the ice soon. Meanwhile, the Stars begin their four home game stretch and will try to get a win they desperately need.
Puck drop is at 8:00 PM. Giddy up, Texas. I love Tyler Seguin.
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Friday night at Rogers Arena, Henrik Sedin became the latest player to reach 1,000 points and he did it in dramatic fashion.
After taking a pass from his twin brother Daniel, Henrik beat former longtime teammate Roberto Luongo with a deke between the legs. The goal tied the Canucks and Panthers at 1-1 in the second period.
Thursday night, the Washington Capitals defeated the St. Louis Blues 7-3 at Scottrade Center. To celebrate, the team was treated to a special performance inside the locker room by Marcus Johansson’s father Lars.
Thursday night in St. Louis, the Washington Capitals routed the Blues 7-3 and something strange happened. Goaltender Jake Allen was pulled twice in the same game.
Now, after a terrible January, Blues GM Doug Armstrong has announced that Allen is not traveling with the team to Winnipeg. The Capitals literally broke the man.
Baltimore Orioles’s outfielder Adam Jones lives by the mantra “Stay Hungry.” That’s why I’m guessing the five-time all-star just took on a new job during the baseball offseason. He has to put more food on the table.
Friday, the AHL’s San Diego Gulls announced that Jones, a giant hockey fan who graduated from Morse High School in California, has been hired as an off-ice official for a game.
“I’m living out my dream joining the San Diego Gulls,” Jones said in a statement. He will serve as a penalty box attendant.
According to the team, Jones’ responsibilities encompass keeping track of and recording all penalties and all penalty situations, opening and closing the penalty box doors allowing players to enter and exit, and providing referees with official game pucks as necessary.
Jones will make his first and only appearance as a hockey official Friday, January 20, against the San Jose Burracuda.
After scoring 500 goals and tallying 1,000 points, Alex Ovechkin joined two exclusive clubs full of NHL legends and Hall of Famers. 10 days ago, Ovechkin tied one of the game’s most iconic players, Maurice “Rocket” Richard, for 28th all time in NHL goals.
On Thursday, Ovechkin tied and then later passed HOF’er Lanny McDonald in points to move into 82nd place on the all time NHL scoring list.
The Washington Capitals are absolutely on fire, folks. After scoring seven goals against the Penguins Monday, the Caps went out and did it again against the St. Louis Blues.
Let me hit you up with some asinine stats. The Caps have scored five or more goals in eight of their last 11 games. They’ve also scored six or more goals in four of their last nine.
According to Tarik El-Bashir, 18 different Capitals have scored during the last 11 games. According to Ben Raby, the Caps have scored 25 times in the last four games and none of those tallies have come from Alex Ovechkin’s stick (6 assists).
Thursday in St. Louis, the Capitals chased goaltender Jake Allen twice. In the same game. Every Caps forward tallied a point by the second period.
I’m thinking this good luck can’t last forever so let’s enjoy this while it lasts. Here are all the Capitals goals from tonight.
During a Papa John’s commercial that he filmed in late 2016, Alex Ovechkin revealed that his dream as a child was to be a pizza delivery guy.
Well, after the Caps destroyed the St. Louis Blues 7-3 at Scottrade Center Thursday night, Ovechkin wanted pizza delivered to his belly ASAP.
The Caps and their dads rolled into St Louis looking to bounce back from Monday’s loss to the Pens. The Blues came out firing but Andre Burakovsky put the Caps up 1-0 after his curious shot selection was rewarded. Soon after. Jay Beagle continued his career season and put the Caps up 2-0.
Nineteen seconds into the second period, the Blues were rewarded for playing better then the Caps in the first 20 minutes and made the game 2-1. TJ Oshie, who has never scored 30 goals in a season, put the Caps back on top by two before the period was five minutes old. A few minutes later, Brett Connolly, who is one-third of the best third line in hockey, put the good guys up 4-1 and Allen was pulled again. Before Carter Hutton could even introduce himself, noted jerk Marcus Johasson rudely scored his first goal of 2017 to put the Caps up 5-1. Justin Williams added a PP goal for good measure to put the Caps up 6-1 before the end of the second.
Evgeny Kuznetsov made it 7-1 on a
fluky deflection bank shot that he totally meant to do. The Caps gave the Blues a couple sympathy goals before it was over.
CAPS WIN 7-3!
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