On Thursday night, the Washington Capitals stopped history in its tracks when they ended the Columbus Blue Jackets 16-game streak with a 5-0 victory.
While the win was certainly exciting, Nate Schmidt was the most entertaining part of the night. Schmidt scored his first goal in 67 games to extend the Caps lead to 3-0. He also sung and danced to Taylor Swift’s “Shake It off” in a video shown during the second period.
— sadie ♀️ (@sadie_mahaffey) January 6, 2017
This is amazing.
In the video, Schmidt and other Caps players like Jay Beagle, Marcus Johansson, and Nicklas Backstrom appear to play a game in which they must correctly sing the lyrics of one of Taylor Swift’s latest hits. While Johansson quickly gave up with a shrug and Backstrom remarked “I know the song, but I don’t know the words,” Schmidt got super into the song.
Like, super, super into it.
Schmidt’s performance earned him a big green checkmark in the game. Beagle got one too, but he only said the lyrics, not actually singing them, so that barely counts.
Fans at the game loved Schmidt’s T-Swift imitation and sick dance moves.
— B (@seizethecarpe) January 6, 2017
I could watch @nateschmidt29 sing Shake It Off all night. So great!!
— SHANNON SCALAN #ALLCAPS (@ShannonScalan) January 6, 2017
— Chris McIntosh (@Crhismac) January 6, 2017
— Sheena (@CAPLDY) January 6, 2017
Keep on shaking off that streaky, Schmidty.
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