Papa Ovi and GMGM pose for what can only be described as the greatest photo ever.
The Caps hosted their annual Casino Night Friday evening, raising just under $300,000 for Washington Capitals Charities and providing a fun personal experience for fans that got to sit down and smoke their favorite players at blackjack for one night. (See! They’re human! Even Ovechkin!)
All of the Caps were in attendance, even Dmitry Orlov with a taped-up nose, and Joe B. emceed for the night, though it’s possible his most important contribution was wearing these shoes. Brooks Laich broke the collective hearts of the metro area when he showed up with a date, but as far as we know nobody tried to get Nicklas Backstrom to headbang, so we’re declaring this year’s Casino Night a success.
I was there, and shot it all, so check out the photos after the jump!
Photos of Caps Casino Night
The various silent auction items are set out. Ian tried to get me to get bid 43,526.65 for the Harper jersey.
Joe B. doing his thing. Or saying hi to his mom. Can’t remember.
And our fearless play-by-play man did all in these rather interesting shoes.
Sasha is confused by the handsome Canadian man.
Mathieu Perreault — who may or may not have almost walked into the women’s bathroom at one point — arrives.
I think there’s a problem with his nose.
Karl Alzner did something. And was happy about it!
Troy Brouwer and Jeff Schultz lose money.
Russians talking about whatever it is Russians talk about.
They must be talking about Vokoun last night.
Jason Chimera effing loves gambling!
Smiling Swede #1.
Smiling Swede #2
“I win little people’s money! Is great!”
He really should cut his hair.
Ovi’s dad tries to give him more him more chips, something is said in Russian, Ovi’s dad walks away. Scene.
I’m running out of things to say. Perhaps I shouldn’t have taken 6,000 pictures of Ovi?
Karl Alzner doing something again.
You just got lost in his eyes too, right?
Matty P., Wides, Neuvy and MoJo are auctioned off — hopefully for a few centers.
Dennis, the microphone is Joe’s thing.
This guy bid a lot of money and won, clearly to make up for that awful sweater.
Matt Hendricks gave Joe B. an unasked for boost.
Are Karl Alzner and John Carlson ever apart? (No, obviously.)
Joe B.’s plotting his revenge.
Ovi pitches a Segway tour with the Caps — by telling everyone to bid on the skating lessons.
Or Subway sandwiches, as Mike Knuble heard it.