On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals announced that captain Alex Ovechkin would wear custom-painted skates for Russian Heritage Night. The skates would then be auctioned off to raise money for Ovechkin’s favorite charity, the American Special Hockey Association.
Thursday before the Caps took on the Blue Jackets, Ovechkin wore the skates during warmups, becoming the first player in NHL history to ever wear custom-painted skates.
Actor Dax Shepard has been making the rounds over the last week, promoting his new film CHiPs – a big-screen adaptation of the famous TV series from the 1970s and ’80s.
Thursday, the former Punk’d star did a web interview with Hot Ones host Sean Evans, which involved eating ridiculously spicy hot wings and talking about important topics such as Shepard’s man crush of Jay-Z, his deep love for Costco, and his admiration of Alex Ovechkin’s nostrils.
With poofy hair and a bemused grin, Justin Williams’ look for team photos is notorious. Last year, standing next to the bald Jason Chimera, William vigilantly poofed his hair during the shoot to make sure his mop was in pristine condition.
This coming Monday, the Capitals will take their 2016-17 team photo and Williams took to twitter to ask fans for advice.
On Wednesday night, Eric Fehr played his first game in a month — and his first in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform. He did okay — getting outshot 12 to 9, winning all four faceoffs he took, and eating up about ten minutes of ice — but today doesn’t look good for Winkler, Manitoba native and former Brandon Wheat King.
Toronto Sun writer Lance Hornby reports that Fehr may have suffered a broken hand. He could be done for the season.
During the Caps game against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night, Caps fans in attendance were treated to the newest Caps bobblehead, which they’ve dubbed the #BobbleBeast.
While Tom Wilson is still salty about losing the bobblehead election to Braden Holtby, penguin-hating Lucca Carlson seems just fine with the outcome. (more…)
Tuesday night, the Caps scored a goal against the Calgary Flames that the NHL credited as Kevin Shattenkirk’s first as a Washington Capital. We broke down the video like the Zapruder film and suggested that Nicklas Backstrom may have gotten a piece of it at the last second. Well, upon further review it seems the NHL is in agreement:
Please note NHL’s scoring change re #Caps third goal last night vs. Calgary. It should now read goal by Backstrom from Shattenkirk & Oshie
— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 22, 2017
We’ll have to wait a little longer to see Shattenkirk’s first goal as a Washington Capital, but in the meantime we can bask in the glorious season that Backstrom is having.
On Thursday, March 23, the Capitals will host Russian Heritage Night at Verizon Center during their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Thursday will be one of many themed heritage nights the Caps have hosted this season.
During warm-ups prior to the game, Alex Ovechkin will don a special pair of Bauer Vapor 1X skates. The skates, designed by shoe artists Nick Avery and Polo Kerber, are a nod to Russia and the United States. One side features the US and Russian flags, and the other features two famous landmarks: St. Basil’s Cathedral in Ovi’s hometown of Moscow, and the Capitol building here in his hockey home here in Washington, DC. And they are pretty dang snazzy.
On Monday night, the Dallas Stars celebrated Military Appreciation Night as they hosted the San Jose Sharks. Like the Capitals did, the Stars presented the evening with special warm up jerseys and hats. The Stars went above and beyond, rappelling a dog down from the rafters during the first intermission. Dogs are the best.
Remember the mess that was the 2016 election? No, not the presidential election. We’re talking about the Caps bobblehead election.
After a dog-eat-dog fight to choose the Caps next bobblehead elect, Braden Holtby reigned supreme over Tom Wilson and Justin Williams (despite the fact that most of the Caps team, including the winner himself, voted for Justin Williams).
Months later, it seems that Wilson is still not over losing.
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