Multiple Capitals made history Saturday night in St. Louis. All eyes were on Braden Holtby — including Martin Brodeur’s — as he attempted to tie the Hall of Fame goalie’s record of 48 wins in a single season. With a 5-1 victory, he did just that. Brodeur took 78 games to reach the mark. Holtby did it in just 66 games. Time for class photos!
The Washington Capitals came home after a weekend on the road to face the New York Islanders on Tuesday. As one of the last three home games before the end of the regular season, the final score was not what the Caps hopeful expected after gaining a 3-1 lead midway through the third period. Even with an unfortunate overtime loss, fans at Verizon Center at least got to experience a little bit of everything in the game. The Caps notched a few goals with sirens blaring, and Michael Latta put on a show in his fist fight with Scott Mayfield early in the game.
The Washington Capitals took their annual team photo Monday at Kettler Capital Iceplex prior to their morning skate. The star of the photoshoot was Justin Williams. He came out with a frizz ball of hair, out-shining the bed hair of Andre Burakovsky and Michael Latta.
The giant poof got everyone laughing and joking, which was perfect for such a tedious event. They took several photos as a team, and then one each with the staff and sponsors. Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin were gentleman and took to helping the ladies walk in their heels across the ice.
The Washington Capitals closed out their two-game homestand with a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators on Friday, coming out with four points total since returning home from California. Evgeny Kuznetsov showed off more of his wizardry by setting up Daniel Winnik for his first goal as a Capitals, TJ Oshie‘s sneaky pop up, and Andre Burakovsky‘s top-shelf icing on the cake. The team finally started looking like the team we’d known before the blizzard in January.
On Tuesday, the Washington Capitals returned to Verizon Center after ten consecutive days on the road. And they looked different. During warm-ups, the Caps wore bright green, holiday-inspired jerseys (which may or may not have clashed badly with their blue hockey pants). The typically plain green shamrock sweater design included a new design feature: plaid patterns up and down the sleeves.