The Washington Capitals are full of characters and this is a reminder of that.
Thursday night against the Boston Bruins, Alex Chiasson had the biggest night of his Capitals career so far. The plucky, bottom-six forward scored twice, notching the fourth multi-goal game of his career. Chiasson’s second goal of the night and his sixth of the 2017-18 campaign ended up being the game-winning tally – his first as a member of the Capitals.
On the bench, captain Alex Ovechkin decided to show his admiration by pranking Chiasson on the bench.
Watch as Ovi tries to flip Chiasson’s lid over his eyes using the blade of his CCM twig. After trying and not succeeding for several seconds, Nicklas Backstrom grabs Ovechkin’s stick and pushes it away like No, Ovi. Leave my son alone.
Chiasson and Backstrom smile. Ovechkin eventually gives Chaser a fist bump.
This isn’t the first time Ovi has tried to mess with a teammates headgear. In 2014, Ovechkin was caught doing the same thing to John Carlson while the Caps defenseman did an interview on national TV.
Chiasson’s two goals were both highlight-reel quality goals. On his first, Chiasson knocked home a beautiful centering pass by rookie defenseman Christian Djoos.
3:39 later, Chiasson would score the eventual game-winning goal while shorthanded. The forward blocked a shot with his shin pads before racing in all alone on Anton Khudobin.
On the bench, Chiasson let out a big smile before Ovechkin’s stick made an impromptu visit.
Alex Chiasson lets out a big smile on the bench after scoring pic.twitter.com/uKZ1S2Pex4
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 15, 2017
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