The Washington Capitals are taking on the Boston Bruins in their first preseason game of the year on Sunday.
While the Caps’ roster on the ice consisted mostly of prospects and bubble players, some of the team’s veterans were at the game anyway and sat in the crowd of Capital One Arena.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was one of those veterans. He sat with his teammates in the club level, but in a row to himself. That’s because he had a special guest with him at the game he wanted to tutor: his son, Sergei Ovechkin.
Later, NBC Sports Washington showed the Ovechkins during the telecast.
sergei knows he could get a goal or two out there pic.twitter.com/5x85o0EmKO
— kimi appreciator (@OVECHKlN) September 26, 2021
2018 Stanley Cup champion Brooks Orpik is also in attendance. Oprik now serves in the Capitals’ Player Development Department.
“I have no doubt he will be an athlete,” Ovechkin said last year. “He is strong, has good coordination, and remembers all moves. He loves sticks and pucks.”
Meanwhile, Capital One Arena got some new paint and debuted some new signage under press row at the top of the stadium. These photos are from longtime RMNB reader and fellow Crasher, Amy Rothenberger.
Headline photo: Sheena Dunn
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