Carl Hagelin scored his first goal as a member of the Capitals organization Sunday.
He may have a new pregame routine to thank for ending his 15-game goalless streak.
It involves… imaginary trumpets?
New guy = new pregame rituals pic.twitter.com/7jS2G1x5SK
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) March 3, 2019
With Phil Collins’ In The Air Tonight playing (which I’m definitely going to include below for dramatic effect), Wilson and Hagelin begin jamming on imaginary brass instruments. Wilson appears to rock a trumpet, while Hags goes with the sax.
Other pregame rituals from today’s game include Nic Dowd and TJ Oshie rubbing each other’s hungry tummies, Wilson giving Oshie a, uh, (there’s no better way to describe this) thrust from behind, and Wilson and Christian Djoos comparing their stick sizes.
Now that he’s scored, Hags should learn the options for the Caps pre-game (the 1st option is only for Djoos) pic.twitter.com/wNidSeLWRo
— HockeyKot (@hockeykot) March 3, 2019
Hagelin has been spared, so far, from the Caps’ pregame Cup checks, which I’m guessing serves two purposes: 1) to make sure all the equipment is present and accounted for 2) to confirm these are all children playing a child’s game.
Washington Capitals, why you so weird?
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