Above, are highlights from the Caps Pens Alumni Game where the two-period exhibition ended in a 5-5 tie. One of my favorite All-Time Capitals, Peter Bondra, tied the game in the final few minutes with a wicked slap shot from the middle of the circles. In Bonzai’s post-game scrum with the media, he revealed that the scrimmage actually got quite intense.
“Early in the game I know what to expect. When the game went on – the old guys actually brought [the intensity level] up. They started hooking, [playing] old-time hockey. There was chopping at the skates. One guy broke a stick on my leg.”
We’re still awaiting word for if that guy was Mario Lemieux. Paul Mulvey (2), Alan May, and Mark Lofthouse also scored for the Capitals, while Ron Francis, Jay Caufield, Rob Brown, Rod Buskas, and Craig Simpson tallied for the Pens.
Alan May looks to score as Rick Tocchet smiles in the background.
Peter Bondra shows Paul Coffey that he still has some moves.
Lemieux looks to start the break-out.
Craig Simpson scores glove-side on Don Beaupre. Nothing new there!
Yvon Labre shares a laugh with the Pens bench.
Brooks Laich, err I mean Dennis Maruk, looks for a pass in the Neutral Zone.
Sylvain Cote defends Ron Francis. GET YER STICK UP, COTES!
Peter Bondra celebrates his GTG.
The players salute the 10,000 people in attendance at Heinz Field.
Of course. Mario has to be front and center.