The Washington Capitals demoralized the Penguins on the ice, but off of it, it appears they did much of the same to their fans.
According to reader Sean G, late in the third period, Slapshot walked down to the lower bowl to celebrate young Timmy’s birthday. Slapshot gave Timmy some Caps swag and tried to present him with a birthday cake. Instead a blond Pens fan ran down the steps and began flashing her jersey to the camera in an attempt to steal the spotlight. Caps game entertainment workers can be seen trying to shoo her away to no avail.
Slapshot took matters into his own hands.
Photo credit: Ian Oland
On the eve of his 26th birthday (send us your birthday cards!), Alex Ovechkin — adorned with *gasp* Cal Ripken’s retired #8 Orioles jersey — traveled up I-95 Friday to take batting practice and throw out the ceremonial first pitch ahead of Baltimore’s match-up against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Great Hockey Eight, making his first ever appearance at Camden Yards, had only one goal: not to embarrass himself in front of a few thousand Charm-Citiers.
“I’m kinda excited,” Ovechkin told CSN’s Chris Miller before the first pitch. “I saw on YouTube John Wall’s [first pitch] a couple of minutes ago, and I hope it’s not gonna happen with me. I practice a little bit so it’s good. I feel comfortable.”
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