During his young career, Jakub Vrana has sometimes battled a narrative that he takes plays/games off, but I’d argue that he’s actually the ultimate team player and we should cherish him like an adorable baby pig.
Sunday in Calgary, Vrana scored the Capitals’ only goal (which was cool don’t get me wrong), but it was his long, passionate hug of Philipp Grubauer that I appreciated the most.
4:19 into the third period the Capitals tied the game at 1 after Vrana eked a shot past Mike Smith.
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1:51 later, on Vrana’s very next shift, the team gave up a four-on-one odd-man break to the Flames. Yikes!
Mark Giordano and Johnny Gaudreau traded several passes back and forth to each other until Giordano unleashed a one timer on Grubauer.
The Caps’ German goaltender came up huge, making a sensational save to keep the game tied.
John Carlson gave Grubi an appreciative tap to the pillows, but Vrana had so much more to express to his perfect goaltender.
Here’s the GIF zoomed and in slow motion. I would have also given Grubauer a back massage and fed him grapes.
This is love. This is a moment in time that these two teammates will never forget. It’s like They saw the writing on the wall / As they felt this magical fantasy / Now with passion in their eyes / There’s no way they could disguise it secretly.
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