Early Sunday morning, the Capitals Twitter account posted a photo of a crab being picked up off the ice after the team’s 3-1 win over the Golden Knights.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) June 3, 2018
The Game Three win gives the Caps a 2-1 series lead over Vegas, and may lead to a new Caps tradition. A tradition that I personally am not a fan of. Don’t waste food.
The last time a Caps fan threw a crab on the ice was in September 2011 when Washington played a preseason game at Baltimore Arena. The male crab was steamed and seasoned with Old Bay.
“I just wanted to do something that [linked] hockey and Baltimore. I’ve always been a fan of both,” Ryan Henkin, the crab thrower, said to the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg. “I don’t feel too much animosity between the two cities. I love the Capitals, I love that it’s a close drive to go down and watch them, and having the best player in the world on the team helps. There’s no real hockey rivalry here, so everybody just kind of goes with the Caps.”
The most recent example of flying fish occurred all throughout last year’s playoffs as the Nashville Predators made a run all the way to the Cup Final. Their fans chucked the southern staple, catfish onto the ice much to the dismay of those who had to clean up the fish guts.
Didn’t Finding Nemo teach you all anything? Fish are friends, not flying objects.
Headline photo: @Capitals
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