2014 first-round pick Jakub Vrana scored the first NHL goal in his young NHL career Friday, directing home a one-time pass by Evgeny Kuznetsov on the power play.
The 20-year-old Czech was greeted in the locker room after the game by a shaving cream pie to the face from Tom Wilson.
Over the weekend, many of my friends posted photos on social media as they put up their Christmas tree and lights. It was no different for the Oshie famly.
I know this because Lauren Oshie published several photos on Snapchat of her family trying to get their decorations up. Except her injured hockey player husband TJ Oshie was not exactly very helpful.
Tuesday night, the Washington Capitals put on their favorite fancy suits (even Ovi went for classic black over statement blue) and participated in another edition of Caps Casino Night.
The event featured casino games, delicious food, a raffle, a silent auction with game-used equipment and autographed memorabilia, a live auction for future experiences with Caps players, and a video-bombing TJ Yoshie in red suits, with proceeds benefitting Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation.
Some of my favorite moments of the night included Daniel Winnik’s mustache, Andre Burakovsky at the photo booth, and Barry Trotz putting on an Incredible Hulk costume. Here are some of the best photos from the night.
Before Friday, Philipp Grubauer had made 36 career starts in the NHL. Grubi’s parents had not been lucky enough to catch any of them live.
That all changed on Friday. Barry Trotz named Grubi the starter after the morning skate, which was perfect because Peter and Susi Grubauer were in town for their son’s 25th birthday.
The morning after their 1-0 shutout against the Detroit Red Wings, the Caps hosted a family skate after practice. The players were able to bring their little ones onto the ice for some quality ice time.
Such as Evgeny Kuznetsov, who pulled his full-grown man child Alex Ovechkin, around the rink in a boy’s sled.
The Washington Capitals unleashed the kraken on the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night, defeating their trash-talking rival 7-1.
After the game, many fantastic happy Caps photos were shared on social media, but there was one picture in particular (that The Score’s Ian McLaren was kind enough to share) that got me really excited. The photo was expertly snapped by Patrick Smith.
After Justin Williams’ scored his second goal of the season on a five-on-three power play, the Capitals embraced in a group hug while Marc-Andre Fleury looked down at the ice, contemplating the meaning of life. Among a sea of red clad Caps fans in the background, there is one enthusiastic finger-pointing fan that stands out among the rest.
After the Caps’ 5-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, Alex Ovechkin, Andre Burakovsky, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov returned home and bought a pay-per-view.
The players stayed up late to watch the UFC’s historic first visit to Madison Square Garden. Conor McGregor headlined the UFC 205 card and the “Notorious” Irishman knocked out Eddie Alvarez in Round 2. McGregor’s win made him the first combat fighter in UFC history to hold two belts in two different weight divisions.
Each Caps player documented their night on social media. Please prepare yourself for several thrilling vertical videos taken by the players of their respective TVs.
Friday afternoon after practice, each Washington Capitals player met with the Make A Wish cancer survivor they are playing for November 5 on Hockey Fights Cancer Night. Each Capital will wear a special lavender warmup jersey which bears the name of their tiny hero. The jerseys will be auctioned off during the game Saturday.
For Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, he will be playing for Connor, an adorable 7-year-old hockey player.
I have some good news to deliver. Caps stars Braden Holtby and Nicklas Backstrom are featured in the latest issue of DC Modern Magazine to promote their new partnerships with So Kids Can. They are wearing very fancy suits.
The two-page spread features both players posing for photos at The Bartlett, a new luxury apartment building in Pentagon City. However, I need to point you to Braden Holtby’s head, where he is sporting an even fancier fedora.
This is tremendous.
21-year-old Zach Sanford registered his first NHL point of his young career Sunday, tallying a secondary assist on Brett Connolly’s first goal as a Capital.
After the game Sanford posed with the milestone puck.
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