Before the Caps took the ice for game seven on Monday, they received a special message from Bensten Schone, the six-year-old Caps fan who was struck by a car during a sledding accident in January. B-Man has made remarkable recovery since, overcoming a brain injury that threatened his life. For many Capitals players (and people in this community), he been an inspiration because of his strength through this entire ordeal.
The Caps aired a video he recorded for them before the game. It was sweet.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) April 27, 2015
B-Man says in a message directed to PA announcer Wes Johnson, “Hey, Wes. Just let the Caps know that I’m counting on them. They’re going to win tonight.”
When the Verizon Center crowd heard his message, they roared.
And wouldn’t you know, Bensten ended up being right.
B-Man rooting for the Caps at home with his lucky game puck! Thanks for helping open tonight’s game, pal! pic.twitter.com/pPqRGwRocP
— Wes Johnson (@WesJohnsonVoice) April 27, 2015
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