It’s 2017, you guys!
All night, Capitals players have been sharing their photos, celebrating the new year. As Washington is the only team in the NHL to play both on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, many of the players stayed in with their families.
Here’s what they posted and the translations.
When they’re in town together, the Caps Russians always celebrate their birthdays by going out for a big, fancy dinner. Friday night after the Caps 4-0 shutout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, birthday boy TJ Oshie became an honorary Russian.
Wearing matching grey-colored TJ Oshie 30th birthday shirts, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov took Osh Babe to the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna in Washington DC.
Monday afternoon, the Washington Capitals visited MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to deliver some holiday cheer for those in need.
Players divided into groups and distributed blankets, kid’s club packages, and hats collected as part of the team’s recent drive for Ellie’s Hats. There were also balloons, cupcakes, gifts, and a photographer which was all made possible from funds raised for Hope for Henry. Finally, the players and patients also brushed Capitals-themed canvas paintings in conjunction with Tracy’s Kids, a pediatric art therapy organization. The paintings will be autographed and auctioned off during the Capitals game on December 29.
Consider Ovechkin gave Burakovsky a back rub while the two worked on their canvas paintings. The pair joked around constantly. In certain brilliant photos captured by Chris Gordon, Ovechkin would look at Burakovsky and the Russian machine’s face would resemble the heart-eyes emoji.
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Last Saturday, fashionista Braden Holtby arrived at Verizon Center. He was wearing a fancy hat.
The fashion trend continued at practice on Tuesday. According to readers Steph and Alyssa, Holtby emerged from Kettler Capitals Iceplex wearing a giant, tan, wide-brimmed, fedora-like hat. They even gave us the photos to prove it.
Look at this perfect human.
Tuesday morning, seven-year-old Seth Parrish waited patiently in the lobby of the players’ entrance at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
A few minutes later, he was surprised by TJ Oshie. The Caps winger and Sochi hero presented the tiny tot with a number 12 Caps home jersey. Seth’s last name emblazoned on the back.
That morning, Seth’s mother told her son that they were going to watch Caps practice. His day would be a bit more hands on than that.
If you’re in North Charleston for a South Carolina Stingrays game, you may do a double take when the home team skates out for warmups.
The Caps ECHL affiliate unveiled their new home alternates Monday and they are nearly exact replicas of of the Caps home sweaters. The only differences being the logo and those fugly jersey advertisements. According to the Stingrays, the Caps alternates will be worn at every home game that falls on a Friday for the rest of the season.
We have an Alex Ovechkin and Andre Burakovsky PDA update.
As you’ll recall on Thursday, the Caps’ plane was delayed while trying to depart New York City. During the wait, Caps captain Alex Ovechkin took Andre Burakovsky (and his banana) into his arms and the two Caps forwards cuddled under a comforter.
Monday, the two forwards’ bromance continued during a trip to Georgetown Hospital.
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