The Washington Capitals lost to the New York Islanders 4-3 Tuesday night in their first game back from Christmas break. The game featured many controversial moments, none of which were more controversial than this late second period shift change.
As the Caps swapped lines, someone face-planted while coming onto the ice. But who?
It’s time for another edition of RMNB investigates!
Here is the play in question. Check out the top right part of your screen.
Now let’s zoom and slow down this clip.
Now I can confirm this was a Capitals player. He’s wearing a white jersey. The person coming onto the ice was replacing members from the Caps’ fourth line. But which line came onto the ice?
I watched the tape a little further.
It was the Caps third line, which consisted of Jakub Vrana and Lars Eller. Nate Schmidt and Brooks Orpik also jumped onto the ice.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) December 27, 2016
Tom Wilson remained from the previous shift, so it definitely wasn’t him. So that narrows it down to four guys.
Now it’s time to enhance!
I took a screenshot of the footage and then
bitmapped the rasters of the vectors used the sharpen tool.
It’s hard to see but you can clearly make out a 0 in the second digit of the number. The players who were on the ice were numbers 13, 20, 43, 44, and 88.
Therefore the person who ate it was…
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