It’s Karl Alzner‘s second time back at
Verizon Center Capital One Arena, and I guess he’s not used to being the visitor yet. After he slashed delicate golden child Andre Burakovsky in the first period, Alzner appeared confused as to which team’s penalty box his grizzled, British Columbian heinie was supposed to sit in.
First, the naughtiness. Andre “All Bae, All Day” Burakovsky was having an inspired first period in his first game back since the mid 1980s.
After missing time due to healthy scratches, the bye week, and illness, Burakovsky took four shot attempts in his first six shifts. On one attack, Alzner smacked the Swede on the wrist.
Not for nothing, but Andre has broken both wrists in recent years. He was fine after this whack, so the only fallout was two minutes for slashing assessed to Alzner, who had played 295 games for the Caps on home ice and earned 75 penalty minutes in that time. That’s why, I guess, you’ll forgive him for this goof-up.
He totally went for the Caps box first. Maybe he misses us, or maybe he just forgot all about the last six months. C’mon, Karl. Wake up.
Additional reporting by Cara Bahniuk
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