During the 2017 Mentors’ Trip, Kenichi Ohashi, the father of hockey operations analyst Tim Ohashi, promised Capitals players he would do 100 pushups after the game if they could improbably beat the Dallas Stars. The Capitals won and that night Kenichi became a legend.
The ridiculous tradition has continued and Saturday, after the Capitals defeated the Lightning 5-2, Kenichi got down on the floor and began doing pushups. Joining him on the carpet included Tom Wilson, TJ Oshie, Carl Hagelin, and Nic Dowd.
PUSH UPS FTW!
— Washington ☃️ Capitals (@Capitals) December 15, 2019
Unlike the last video which showed Ohashi doing all 100 pushups, the video cuts off after 20, which I can only assume means Tom had to tap out after that.
The faces of pure joy during the process is what makes this silly tradition so special.
For instance, check out Tom before starting.
Ovi was so happy watching. The Dadko too.
Kuzy raised to his feet and pointed both of his index fingers into the air.
Eventually, Kenichi completed the challenge and the Capitals gave him the Rudy treatment again, putting him on their shoulders and screaming around the locker room.
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