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.
Even though the Edmonton Oilers have missed the playoffs ten straight years, they still have some of the most passionate fans in the NHL. Wednesday during pregame warmups, a sibling rivalry was revealed when one brother, wearing an Alex Ovechkin jersey, held up hand-made sign against the glass that said GO CAPS GO.
The older brother, wearing an Oilers jersey, disapproved. I know this because he held up a sign of his own that said When the Oilers win I still have to go home with this loser. His sign then had an arrow pointing at his brother.
Tonight, the annual Caps season ticket holder party took place. This year, it was held at the National Museum of Natural History where fans got to pose with the players in front of dinosaurs, aquatic mammals, and in the human origins exhibit cave.
Notable moments from the party include tee shirt guy showing his famous designs to the players, Jay Beagle extending his autograph time for the fans and, T.J. Oshie signing a baby (sort of).
Judging by all the pictures people posted, it looks like everyone had a great time at the museum and maybe got to learn a little something along the way.
Washington Capitals players hosted their annual Halloween Party last night and the costumes were incredible. Matt Niskanen was the tooth fairy, Alex Ovechkin was an inmate, and Zach Sanford was Dog The Bounty Hunter. TJ and Lauren Oshie, who last year were Cruella de Vil and one of the 101 dalmatians, went to the party as Mr. and Mrs. Smith 2.0. That included blood splatters all over their white clothes. The costumes worked particularly well because TJ was sporting a swollen and bloodied lip from being high-sticked the night before against the Rangers.
On Monday, Lauren Oshie posted a photo of the family’s other Halloween costumes: The Incredibles. Even Lyla got in on the act.
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