The Capitals defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-1 Sunday night to continue their seven-game win streak.
The mood in the locker room post-game was buoyant, so much so that one Capitals player broke into song on his way to the shower.
Jakub Vrana sang the 80’s rock song “Eye of the Tiger,” likely a tribute to Lars Eller’s empty-net goal in the third period which sealed the win for the Caps.
The tidbit comes to us from Chris Kuc, of the Athletic. Tragically, there is no video.
Highlight of the Capitals’ postgame dressing room: Jakub Vrana singing “Eye of the Tiger” as he headed to the shower.
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) March 11, 2019
Eller scored the empty-net goal to clinch the Capitals victory.
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) March 11, 2019
Eller’s nickname on the team is “Tiger.” The nickname comes from a team-building event at a Tony Robbins seminar a few seasons ago.
“It was a Tony Robbins seminar we had with the team,” Eller said. “I was up on the stage, I think we had to choose some personal, like a spiritual animal or something. I yelled out ‘tiger’ and from that day on, it was just. The guys were loving it. It’s been ‘Tiger’ from that day.”
The Tiger nickname took hold, and Capital One Arena, of course, plays “Eye of the Tiger” after Eller scores a goal at home — just as he did on Sunday night against the Jets.
Maybe next time we should be looking to the bench to see if Vrana is singing along?
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