Photo: Bruce Bennett
A few minutes before Evgeny Kuznetsov chipped a nifty no-angle shot past Jaroslav Halak to give the Capitals a dramatic game-7 victory over the New York Islanders, Troy Brouwer had his own chance to give the Caps a lead.
Midway through the third period, Isles forward Nikolay Kulemin attempted an ill-advised, cross-ice pass to Matt Donovan. Brouwer intercepted it, settled the puck, and set off the Brouwitzer. But Halak Halak’d, and Brouwer took out his rage on his poor hockey stick.
Reader Adam D. wrote us about the clip, and we liked his angle: “I think this clip really shows the heart Brouwer has, and what will he has to win for this Capitals team.” Yeah, that’s it! Too much Brouwer Pouwer!
Adam also noted that Brouwer’s stick-over-the-knee move was reminiscent of football/baseball crossover legend Bo Jackson snapping a baseball bat over his knee after a strikeout. Though if you ask me, it’s not nearly as badass/idiotic as Bo breaking another bat over his head in frustration.
Maybe Brouwer can teach Bryce Harper a lesson or two next time the Caps visit Nationals Park.
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