Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin conducted a very serious interview with NHL Network during Caps Casino Night. While holding a CSN-branded microphone (for some reason), Ovechkin dished on his favorite casino games as well as who is the best card player on the team.
Ovechkin was also asked how Barry Trotz was doing after being struck in the head by an errant puck Saturday night.
“He’s okay,” Ovechkin said. “He tough man so he can handle it.”
Ovechkin tried to keep a straight face, but then began giggling.
The rest of the interview is below.
The audacity of Evgeny Kuznetsov!
Tuesday, RMNB’s very own Chris Gordon got the honor of appearing on CSNMA’s Caps Media Luncheon live feed with Tarik El Bashir and Sebastian Salazar. For a small blog like us, that’s a big deal. We put on pants and everything.
While Chris was answering a question, Kuznetsov walked right in front of the camera.
For those who threw their remotes out the window when the Caps season ended, you’re missing out. The Caps co-tenants at Verizon Center, the Washington Wizards, have won their first playoff series since 2005 and upset the number-one seed Indiana Pacers in game one. On Wednesday night, ahead of game two, CSN Washington’s Chris Miller did a live shot from Bankers Life Fieldhouse during Wizards Central.
And then Ted Leonsis video-bombed Miller on live TV. Troy Brouwer would be so proud.
We needed this. With all the furor surrounding the Caps currently, Joel Ward and Jason Chimera helpfully hit the release valve by cutting an Aprils Fools video posing as Caps media men John Walton and Mike Vogel.
In a skull cap and wig, the third-line wingers hosted the pre-game Two-Man Advantage video. Ward repeated Walton’s catch phrase three or seven times, and Chimera rattled off stats in a meaningless number salad– all in an uncanny impersonation of Vogel.
This is great. Please watch it. I promise it will cheer you up.
On Comcast Sportsnet’s pre-game show Capitals Central (alliteration!), Smokin’ Al Koken interviewed forward Chris Brown to ask the prospect what it was like to score his first NHL goal against the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Before Brown could even get a word out, Jason Chimera stormed from the glass doors behind them to unleash yet another Caps video-bomb.
Last week, we spoke to Washington Capitals forward Troy Brouwer about his world-famous Brouwer Bombs. “Timing,” Brouwer said, when I asked him what made for a good photo- or video-bomb. “It’s all about timing. You’ve got to make sure the [person] is unsuspecting when you’re coming in.”
Doesn’t get any more unsuspecting than this. While the Caps warmed-up before their game against the Los Angeles Kings Thursday, @Brittany_Bamr attempted to take a selfie along the boards, trying to get Mike Green in frame. Brouwer, noticing what was going on, then sprung into action, poking his head above hers and cheesing for the camera.
With each game he plays, Evgeny Kuznetsov grows more comfortable on the ice. On Saturday morning, twelve hours after recording his first NHL point and first multi-point game with the Washington Capitals, Kuznetsov showed that he’s also growing more comfortable in the role of locker room prankster.
Here’s the story. As I filmed Ian’s interview with Jaroslav Halak, a figure walked towards the stall just to my right. He said “hello” in a Russian accent, came up behind me, and then put his hand in front of my camera for a few seconds. He totally ruined my shot.
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