After Caps practice concluded on Monday morning, Alexander Ovechkin remained in his skates to welcome another Alexander onto the ice. The other Alexander, who turned five years old on Monday, had his birthday wish granted: to skate with the Russian machine at Kettler Capitals Iceplex.
Sportsnet’s Gene Principe captured a precious photo.
Two weeks ago, after recovering from injury, Capitals defenseman Mike Green scored his second goal in as many games. During the intermission, Green spoke to Al Koken and credited an unusual source for his recovery: banana bread given to him by neighborhood kids.
On Sunday night, injured forward Brooks Laich got his own special surprise from some adorable youngsters: 21 chocolate chip cookies. Or maybe 20. It looks like #21 is half eaten in Caroline’s hand.
Ryan, 8, and Emily, 5, of Frederick, Maryland usually make signs for their favorite Washington Capitals players before games. But on Saturday night, the brother and sister traded their red crayons for yellow and blue ones. With Sweden set to take on Canada tomorrow, Ryan and Emily made adorable signs and pennants for Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson. Mom tells us they are going to hold them up during the gold medal game Sunday morning.
Tomorrow we are all Swedes.
Here’s a first look at Braden Holtby’s son Benjamin, born in May during the Washington Capitals 2011-12 playoff run. What a cutie. And not surprisingly, he already has a great set of hair like his daddy.
Look, I’m not here to tell you how to raise your kids, but Mike P. is certainly doing the whole dad thing right. Evidence: Mike has taught his barely two-year-old son Michael Jr. an essential phrase: “Let’s go Caps!”
With absolutely no research to back this up, I’m still pretty certain that those three hallowed words can get you out of speeding tickets and get you unlimited free drinks and high fives in this area. Michael Jr. has a head start in important life skills.
Curious, I asked Mike what his son’s first word was. He said it wasn’t Ma-ma or dah-da. It was this! I assume he had just watched a sweet Ovechkin dangle-and-goal or something
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