Early Wednesday morning, former Capital Mike Green and his wife Courtney were celebrating the birth of their first child. Axel Rain Green was born at 5:45 AM. According to Courtney, Axel weighed 7.1 lbs and is 20.5 inches long.
Former Capitals defenseman Mike Green usually is a lover, not a fighter. Hence why I was surprised to see Green jump head first into an angry line brawl during the waning moments of Wings/Bolts Game Two.
Saturday night, former Capital and Winter Classic Hero Troy Brouwer will return to Verizon Center for the first time since being traded to the Blues for TJ Oshie. Which is why several hours earlier it was completely appropriate that two other former Caps, Eric Fehr and Mike Green, played against each other.
Green and Fehr both scored. Both players were on the ice for both goals, and both goals were ugly.
Nineties TV star, stand-up comedian, frequent sayer of “cut-it-out,” and the subject of the website The Same Picture of Dave Coulier Every Day, Dave Coulier was doing something Monday night that I did not expect: Tweeting about former Capital Mike Green.
Mike Green played his first game in Verizon Center since signing with a three-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings over the offseason. The Capitals honored Green with a short tribute video on the jumbotron, just like they had previously with Joel Ward and Eric Fehr.
Early in the second period against the Pacific Division leading Kings, Green snapped a 1-1 tie by skating into the slot to collect a rebound and firing the puck past Jhonas Enroth. It was typical aggressive Mike Green hockey. After the tally, Green broke into a smile before being hugged by his teammates, who are not Washington Capitals. Green had spent his entire 10-year career with the Caps before signing a three-year, $18-million deal with the Wings this offseason. Battling an injury for part of the season, he had previously six point in 13 games for Detroit.
“I’ve been kind of concentrating on trying to shoot the puck more and, you know, at least get something created,” Green told reporters after Detroit’s 3-2 victory. “So it felt good today.”