Lightning goaltender and fellow Russian Andrei Vasilevskiy will be wearing a piece of engineering brilliance this season. Vasilevskiy’s mask will change its colors and design based on the temperature and its exposure to water.
On Friday, the NHL posted video of a water test on the mask’s back plate.
On Wednesday, CSN released a snippet of their upcoming Capitals Central show (Sunday, 8:30 pm) and they just posted some of its high-brow, all-access content.
Let me set the scene. Karl Alzner’s daughter Stella is seen standing by a towel rack and holds up a dachshund-patterned towel. The Alzner family has two (destructive) wiener dogs so clearly that got her excited. So excited in fact, that Stella went into a trance and may have soiled her self.
CSN Mid-Atlantic is 17 days away from their first Caps telecast of the season, an October 15 tilt against the New York Islanders. To promote the home opener, CSN released a commercial featuring beautifully edited highlights from last season.
The Caps boasted arguably the league’s best goal scorer (Alex Ovechkin), best goaltender (Braden Holtby), most creative centerman (Evgeny Kuznetsov), and most feared hitter (Tom Wilson).
Put that overtop a soundtrack of Joe Beninati calls and you have a pretty darn powerful commercial.
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.
This is hockey in its most weird and pure form.
At the very end of the second period of the Canada/USA game, the Ducks’ Corey Perry crashed into the Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader right at the buzzer. Abdelkader didn’t appreciate Perry’s flying elbow during a meaningless pre-tournament game, so the two scrapped in the corner. A melee ensued and it was the greatest melee to ever melee.
Thursday, Team Russia hosted the Czech Republic at St. Petersberg’s Yubileyny Arena. It was the first time the Caps troika of Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov had played an organized game since winning a bronze medal in the 2016 World Championship on May 22.
After falling behind early, Russia took a commanding lead before needing a ridiculous split save from Sergei Bobrovski in the final minute to hold onto the 4-3 win. Dmitry Orlov tallied a secondary assist while Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov went scoreless.
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