On Saturday, September 17th a large contingent of the Caps organization took over the new Nando’s PERi-PERi in Arlington to help benefit Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation. The players that participated included Andre Burakovsky, Lars Eller, Stanislav Galiev, Nate Schmidt, and Tom Wilson. Additional members that helped out were Caps alumnus Paul Mulvey, PA Announcer Wes Johnson, the Red Rockers, Slapshot, Elliot In The Morning, and CSN’s Caps analysts Craig Laughlin and Courtney Laughlin.
It sure looks like everyone had a great time.
Alex Ovechkin had himself a heck of a game Sunday. The Russian machine distributed a bunch of big hits to Swedish players and almost single-handedly sent the game to overtime during his final shift.
After the game, Ovechkin met with one of his fans: Grandma Pavelski!
Hockey Harlem Globetrotter TJ Oshie always does some puck-juggling during warm-ups before every game. The NHL captured a great photo of Oshie in the act ahead of USA’s game against Team Europe at Air Canada Center.
Thursday was the NHL’s media day for the World Cup of Hockey and all nine participating Capitals players made appearances in Toronto.
After Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov conducted their press conferences, they wandered over to the World Cup of Hockey store. I am happy to report it was a fun trip.
Wednesday morning, Team Russia players arrived at CONSOL Energy Center with a nice surprise by their lockers. Russian captain Alex Ovechkin had given every player a special Unity Edition of Beats By Dre headphones. The wireless headphones appear to be specially painted in Russia’s colors.
TJ Oshie’s wife Lauren routinely posts adorable photos of her children on Instagram. But on Thursday afternoon, life as we know it was forever changed when Lauren posted the Oshie family portrait photo taken by Meghan Doll Photography.
Washington Capitals teammates Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov return to the ice at 12:30pm today, as Russia takes on the Czech Republic for their first World Cup of Hockey pre-tournament game.
Beforehand, Ovechkin and Kuznetsov continued their Caps pre-game tradition of playing a round of sewer ball. The Russian national team Twitter account has your photos.
Former Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer marched in the annual Calgary Pride Parade, Sunday. Brouwer, who proudly held up a rainbow flag during the march, was one of several Calgary Flames to participate, including Jordan Sigalet, Matt Stajan, and mascot Harvey The Hound.
The Flames organization is a huge supporter of the You Can Play project, which is dedicated to the eradication of homophobia in sports.
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