Photo credit: Oksana Zolotar

When the Washington Capitals traded Mathieu Perreault to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday, we felt like a chapter in the Book of the Caps had come to a close: ridiculous, post-game celebrations.

We were wrong.

During Thursday’s home opener, RMNB reader Michael Houghton performed his tribute to Perreault, printing out a jumbo version of the canuck’s head to hold up during warm-ups.

Later, after the Caps won in the shootout, Joel Ward and Jason Chimera shared a special moment. First, Ward gave Chimera a push in the back. Chimera then returned the favor forcefully. Celebration!

I call it: “The Love Shove.”

Mathieu Perreault: he lives on in our hearts and in our celebrations. Also in Anaheim, where he actually lives now.

  • herveus

    Woot. I didn’t see any other instances. I had two sets with me, because Joanna realized that her knees would not support her walking down for the warmups and then back up to the 400 level.

  • Owen Johnson

    >-< I feel so humbled.
    Also, how do you get stupid Vine videos to play? I have't figured it out yet.

  • snow-ape

    Funny… I always called something else “the love shove”… great game though.

  • Travis Eshleman

    Purely out of habit I looked for the Perry Celly when they panned the Caps bench after Neuvy stopped the final shootout attempt. And then I was sad… 🙁