The Washington Capitals held a full-practice on Friday morning. It was obvious the team was still pumped up from their shoot out win against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night. Dmitry Orlov, who had the only regulation goal for the Capitals, was in especially high spirits, laughing and messing around with his teammates throughout the entire practice.
The team welcomed back Paul Carey, who earned a call up after a remarkable four-goal game the prior week with the Hershey Bears. Carey will stay with the team during the upcoming road trip as an additional forward.
Near the end of practice, Orlov took Tom Wilson down during a practice rush. The two slid along the ice as Orlov celebrated his accomplishment. Enjoy the photos!
Remember the mess that was the 2016 election? No, not the presidential election. We’re talking about the Caps bobblehead election.
After a dog-eat-dog fight to choose the Caps next bobblehead elect, Braden Holtby reigned supreme over Tom Wilson and Justin Williams (despite the fact that most of the Caps team, including the winner himself, voted for Justin Williams).
Months later, it seems that Wilson is still not over losing.
In Andre Burakovsky’s grand return to the lineup Saturday, the Swedish forward put seven shots on net and tallied an assist on Justin Williams’ third-period tally.
“It’s been a long time since my legs has been this good,” Burakovsky said to CSN Mid-Atlantic after the game. “I think I was flying. I was creating chances. Everything felt good.”
On the flight home, Burakovsky’s neighbor, Tom Wilson, saluted his longtime friend by posting something strange on social media.
At the beginning of NFL free agency, the Washington Redskins fired their GM and let several of their most popular players leave to other teams. That includes defensive lineman Chris Baker, who signed a three-year, $15.75 contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“It was really hurtful learning that the Redskins didn’t really offer me a contract, being that I was one of their best defensive linemen on their team for the last couple of years and really worked my way up from the practice squad to being one of the best linemen,” Baker said on Sirius XM NFL Radio according to NFL.com. “And for them not to offer me was very hurtful, but I understand it’s a business and I’m very happy to move forward with the Buccaneers and I think I really have a bright future there.”
Despite that disappointment, Baker is still repping his favorite Washington-area teams and on Thursday night, Baker went to the Caps-Predators game at Verizon Center. I can confirm Swaggy had a fantastic time thanks to Tom Wilson.
TJ Oshie likes to get jacked before games and Thursday night was no different. Willy Baby and Osh Babe continued their bizarre tradition of pregame butt slashes with one new twist. They were St. Patrick’s Day themed!
Behind the scenes, Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky has been working hard on all facets of his game to return quicker from a broken hand. Apparently that also includes chirping.
Tuesday evening, the Burracuda tried to tease Tom Wilson on Twitter, but was instantly shutdown by his real-life neighbor.
With 2:52 remaining in the second period, Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a powerplay goal to put the Caps up 3-0 over the Wild. The Capitals had all the momentum and looked to breeze to their first win in ten days.
On the very next shift, Minnesota head coach Bruce Boudreau put enforcer Ryan White onto the ice and chaos erupted. White finished a legal check on Brooks Orpik in the Wild’s offensive zone. Tom Wilson dropped his gloves and skated after White.
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