Although the Caps won 5-0 against the Flyers in a matinee on Sunday, John Carlson had every reason to be bummed after the nationally-televised game. He suffered a lower-body injury and left after the first period, missing all of the goals that his teammates scored in quick succession.
Despite this, I’m sure he had the biggest smile on his face after this adorable greeting from his son Lucca in the belly of Verizon Center.
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In the video, one-year-old Lucca can be seen giggling excitedly as Gina Carlson asks, “Is that Daddy coming?” After stomping in place for a few seconds, Lucca takes off full speed towards his papa. Carlson, cognizant of his injury, carefully leaned down to pick “Bull” up and give him a kiss as Slapshot’s blood relative Hat Trick wandered aimlessly in the background.
Aside from the obvious cuteness of Lucca’s excitement to see his daddy, the best thing about this video is definitely Lucca rocking his tiny #74 “Daddy” Caps jersey and even tinier man bun.
Get well soon, Carlson!
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