Evgeny Kuznetsov is a humble guy. If you ask him about a thrilling goal he scored, he’ll brush it off as as a minor contribution in a larger effort. One of the best centers in the game, Kuznetsov will be sure to thank teammates who had nothing to do with the play.
But Kuznetsov is boastful about one thing: his purported skills in Family Feud, a show to which he is unabashedly addicted.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and fiancée Nastya Shubskaya flew back to Washington, D.C. around 1:30PM, Monday. Reader Anna Moiseev noticed the Russian machine on her flight from Moscow to D.C. when she leaned out to take a photo of her nephew and brother-in-law.
“Ovechkin was sitting in the aisle across from us,” Anna Moiseev said. “He was asleep for most of the flight. It was quite random and funny.”
Former Capitals and Hershey Bears defenseman Steve Oleksy had his day with the Stanley Cup, Monday. Oleksy brought the Stanley Cup to his hometown of Macomb, Michigan. Oleksy made stops to his hometown baseball field at L’Anse Creuse North High School and his hometown skating rink, Mount Clemens Ice Arena.
Later, Oleksy posed for a photo with the original bad boy himself, former Detroit Piston and NBA champion Rick Mahorn.
In a social media campaign debuted on Friday, the NHL made their Adidas-designed World Cup of Hockey jerseys available for purchase in their online store and they’re lit, fam.
Capitals skaters Evgeny Kuznetsov (Russia) and John Carlson (USA) act as models for their respective countries along with fellow superstars Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Daniel Sedin, and several others.
Last summer, I received two of the biggest honors of my career when I a) got to write a print story for the Washington Post about Dylan Bundy and b) subsequently play in the Frederick Keys Media Game a few weeks later. I’ve been going to Keys games with my family since I was a baby in 1989 so it was a thrill to be on the field of my hometown minor league team.
This Saturday, I’m participating in the media game again, but with a few special twists.
The Frederick Keys will be hosting Salute to the O’s Night at 6pm and former Oriole and six-time all-star Harold Baines will be in attendance to sign autographs and meet with fans. The Keys (the Orioles minor league affiliate) are playing the Potomac Nationals (the Nats’ minor league affiliate) that night and there’ll be fireworks after the game . Finally, and this is the best part, RMNB’s Pat Holden has been invited to play in the media game too. And he’s not on my team, setting up the ultimate RMNB GRUDGE MATCH.
Two days after a Russian report suggested Alex Ovechkin had a lower body injury and may miss the World Cup, the Russian machine was back on social media to post a snippet of his work out. Ovechkin performed thirteen 105-pound squats on camera before tossing the weights forward and running down a track.
Tuesday night, Michael Phelps won his twentieth and twenty-first career gold medals and received congratulations from an unlikely source: Canadian NHL’er Tom Wilson. The Caps forward called Phelps a #beast an posted a photo of the two together in the Caps locker room.
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