The Pittsburgh Penguins’ home arena has become the “PPG Paints Arena” which will host the Washington Capitals for the season opener next Thursday. The Penguins released the new name announcement on Twitter and for some strange reason, the CSN Philadelphia channel for the Flyers thought they could throw in a super cute joke about their 13–3-1 record against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.
Jumping to the defense of the Pittsburgh Penguins is not something I feel okay doing. It’s a backwards, bizarre, dirty feeling but after reading this series of tweets, I think it’s safe to assume we were all thinking the same thing. “Who the hell does CSNPhilly think they are?”
Sunday night, Andre Burakovsky “got his glow on” at everyone’s favorite cosmetics retailer, Lush. The UK company carries a myriad of products, from “Love Lettuce” face masks to their cult classic bath bombs.
Tom Wilson broke the news via Twitter, where he also posted a photo of Burakovsky carrying one of Lush’s trademark paper bags. We can only guess what’s inside—avocado shampoo bars or Dream Cream body lotion?
Last week, the Capitals released their holiday video, which was an homage to the film A Christmas Story. It was fantastic. The biggest highlight for us obviously was Alex Ovechkin in Ralphie’s pink bunny suit.
Let me repeat: a Pink! Bunny! Suit!
Before New York met the Washington Capitals in the second round, the Rangers’ Twitter account made a bold decision: they would abandon using uppercase letters (capital letters… get it?!) in their tweets for the duration of the series.
Cute gimmick, but then they blew it, and then the Caps scored.
Fedor noticed something on Tuesday, and I just had to comment on it. Vitek Vanecek‘s bio photo on the Champions Hockey League website was not even close to being correct.
I made a crack about it on the Twitters.
Usually, the Washington Capitals Twitter account has an uptight, professional feel. Think the opposite of the Los Angeles Kings. But on Friday night, after the Flyers instigated a ridiculous line brawl with the Caps (which included a goalie fight), all internal social media style guides were thrown out the window. Yes, Flyers. Eat glorious #Scoreboard!
The Caps lose points for still using that lame #CapsFlyers hashtag, but whatever, this is progress! I love it.
You guys, today is August 8th (8/8) and you know what that means! It’s time to celebrate Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and his amazing communication style on teh Twitters with our very own made-up holiday, Tweet Like Ovi Day.
To participate, jump on the social network, drink approximately 9 to 10 Red Bulls, and then recklessly abandon all grammar and punctuation rules you learned in grade school. Make sure to conclude every tweet with a hahaha and some exuberant close parenthesis )))))). You’ll also want to include the hashtag #TweetLikeOviDay in your submissions. Let’s get this ish trending.
As always, if you need some style-guide tips, follow the master himself @Ovi8 and peruse his timeline. This year, we’re also encouraging our readers to submit photos. Put on your favorite Nike t-shirts and hats, black out a tooth, and strike a pose.
We’ll be embedding our favorite tweets of the day as they happen below. Have fun.
This gon’ be so sick))))))))))
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