The Stadium Series game is the gift that keeps on giving.
On Monday, the Capitals posted a video with behind-the-scenes footage from their victorious locker room. The most notable part of the nearly two-minute clip was the final 18 seconds. Jakub Vrana gives a tiny speech saluting Braden Holtby, before giving the Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender a light-up motorcycle helmet.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 6, 2018
“This guy was freezing in the net all game and he makes some great saves,” Vrana said.
Holtby graciously accepts the award, puts the helmet on his head, and gives a happy thumbs up.
The ridiculous award is reminiscent of the team’s Honest Abe Player Of The Game and Will Over Skill robe.
We reached out to a Capitals representative for the story behind the tron-like helmet and were told “it’s a players thing and we would prefer to keep it that way.”
Here’s hoping that it continues to make a cameo appearance through the rest of the season, because it looks seriously awesome.
Headline photo: @Capitals
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