Photo: Abbi F.
After the Caps’ 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, long-time RMNB reader Abbi F. shared with us a fun story from the game. Sunday was her 16th birthday so she decided to make a sign in the hopes she might get a puck. And to the surprise of no one, Tom Wilson came through in the clutch (even though he was forced to try multiple times).
During warm-ups, I held up my sign against the glass. Wilson saw my poster initially and then tossed me a puck a little bit later. But, it was a short throw and the people in front of me got to it before I did.
I continued to hold up my sign, but the second puck he threw went a little too far and was caught by the people behind us. I was really sad when I didn’t get it the first two times, because I thought he wouldn’t throw another. I continued to hold up my sign. Wilson looked at me and I shook my head no as in, “No, I didn’t get a puck.” So he skated over and threw a third puck over and the guy who caught the first puck gave that one to me.
— FriendsinColdPlaces (@inColdPlacesDC) February 7, 2016
But before that I met my favorite former Bears and Capitals player, Louis Robitaille. I went to many Bears games when I was younger just to see him play since I live near Hershey. I got to take a picture with him!
That wasn’t the only puck that came over the glass that Sunday. Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby also got into the act, tossing a souvenir to this tiny Caps fan.
— Linda (@Lindaaurora) February 7, 2016
And recently, former Capitals forward Troy Brouwer toss a puck to this tiny Blues fan. Look how ridiculously happy she is.
— NHL (@NHL) February 3, 2016
Oh, hockey, I love you. You’re the best sport.
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