Before Friday there had been 18 goals in Tom Wilson‘s NHL career. Like the player, they’ve been simple goals. Meat-and-taters goals. Starchy, with ketchup on the side. Nothing fancy, but they get the job done.
And then, on Friday night, we saw number nineteen. It was a prime rib wristshot, with a supple bearnaise, paired with a fine Peruvian red. Delicious.
The Capitals Better Halves are auctioning off their annual gift baskets. The themed baskets include autographed items and jerseys from all your favorite Capitals players. The basket also includes items that highlight each player’s unique personality.
For the Winniks, their basket highlights the couple’s love of bulldogs and liquor. Taylor Winnik and her creative mind got alcohol from every country represented on the Capitals and then had the corresponding players sign the bottles.
So yes, there is a bottle of Russian Vodka, Stolichnaya, signed by Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov.
We’ve seen some weird jersey fouls in our day. Some of us still wake in the middle of the night in a cold sweat haunted by the memory of Crochkin. But the thing about jersey fouls is they can always get weirder.
On Wednesday we learned of Sonia Kendall’s genuinely upsetting 43/83 mashup. It’s so weird. We had to know more.
On Monday, the Capitals spent their day at Topgolf for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Wish Upon A Par. The event gave Caps fans a unique opportunity to spend the day eating and golfing with their favorite players while raising funds for a fantastic non-profit organization. Many of the Wish Kids from Hockey Fights Cancer month attended and were reunited with their players.
The cherry on top was the beautiful 65 degree weather. Check out our favorite photos below. You’re going to love the Swede pics.
On Monday, we learned that a few Caps are vacationing together at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas. Today, several other teammates revealed that they were beaching it up together during the Caps’ bye week too.
Tom Wilson and his girlfriend Taylor Pischke, Taylor Chorney and his wife Haley, Brett Connolly and his fiancée Katrina, and Braden Holtby and his wife Brandi are all vacationing together in Turks and Caicos.
“Not much #Eddie #Turks #CoupleDucks,” Wilson wrote in a caption dripping with inside jokes.
That’s cool, but I’m going to need to enhance the top left of this photo.
After defeating the Anaheim Ducks 6-4, the Washington Capitals tied a NHL record for offensive prowess during a time in history where goalscoring is down.
The Caps tied the 1970-71 Boston Bruins for the most consecutive home games with five or more goals (11). Saturday marked the Capitals twelfth straight victory at home.
Rookie Zach Sanford scored the record-tying goal after tallying his first NHL goal late in the third period.
Over the last 11 games, the Caps have scored a ridiculous 6, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5, 6, 5, 5, 6 and 6 goals. That’s 60 goals, you guys.
Here are all of Caps tallies from tonight.
“Little Andre is another year older,” Tom Wilson wrote on Twitter. Wilson then posted a mildly embarrassing, but one-hundred percent satisfying photo of his teammate in a leather jacket and white sunglasses.
Tuesday morning, the Capitals announced that then will be hosting a new charity event this month, the Wish Upon a Par golf tournament. Wish Upon a Par will be held on Monday, February 20, at Top Golf in Ashburn, Virginia. Tickets are now on sale and include food, two and a half hours of golfing, a silent auction, and the chance to win various prizes. VIP tickets are also available. All proceeds will go to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation Mid-Atlantic.
Capitals players in attendance will include Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom, Andre Burakovsky, John Carlson, Taylor Chorney, Brett Connolly, Philipp Grubauer, Marcus Johansson, Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik, TJ Oshie, Nate Schmidt, Justin Williams, Tom Wilson, and Daniel Winnik. Alumnus Rod Langway will also be in attendance.
Tom Wilson and Antoine Roussel each fought in the first period of Saturday’s game, but with different partners. Roussel face and Wilson’s fists were each bloodied, but neither left the game.
And that’s just not sufficient for Wilson. In the second period, he laid a huge hit on Roussel.
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