I’m sure half our readers could not care less about this photo. Like no cares at all.
Photo: InGoal Magazine
You may not know who goaltender Eddie Pasquale is. That’s okay. After seeing this mask, you’ll never forget him until the day you die.
On Monday afternoon, InGoal Magazine released photos of the new Caps journeyman’s bucket. It features illustrations of George Washington, Trace Adkins, and George Straight. Uh, what? They go together about as good as peanut butter and sand.
Maybe InGoal Magazine can explain it better.
The Washington Capitals are out in Phoenix ahead of their game with the Coyotes on Tuesday. And our mustachioed heroes have made the most of their off day. Alex Ovechkin put on his favorite Vladimir Putin t-shirt and took a selfie with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov. I’m pretty sure that shirt is honoring Putin and making him look like a action movie star, which, uh, yeah.
Other Caps players actually made it out of the hotel rooms.
Something seems off in this photo.
Earlier Saturday night I wrote about a wacky Blues fan dressed up like an official. When I was reviewing the video, I noticed something else silly that happened during that segment.
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has done it again. Remember last year, when Wilson knocked over three Columbus Blue Jackets players like they were bowling balls? Tonight, he laid out Alex Steen and his own teammate, Matt Niskanen, with a single hit.
Not sure this is the proper positioning.
Against the Devils Friday night, Braden Holtby gave up the game’s only goal on a bad giveaway. Holtby went behind the net, held onto the puck too long, then got stick checked and passed the puck right to a Devils player. Boom. Game-winning goal.
Saturday night, Justin Peters had his own Braden Holtby moment and it was equally as painful.
With 3:24 left in the second period, Nicklas Backstrom got whistled for slashing. We got to see the official on the ice announce the call, then CSN+ cut to the crowd. There we found a Blues fan dressed like an official clapping and pointing.
Like I don’t even know what to say.
During Friday’s first intermission, Craig Laughlin and the rest of the Comcast Sportsnet crew presented Joe Beninati with a birthday cake. In typical Locker form, however, the cake from Clyde’s had been destroyed before arriving in front of Beninati, who is celebrating his 49th birthday.
“We had a little accident, everybody,” Laughlin said laughing. “You know what my mom says? ‘It’s always the thought that counts.'”
Laughlin tipped the cake over to the camera.
“I can read it,” Laughlin continued. “It says ‘Happy Birthday.’ There was ‘Joe B’ below that, but… this is sort of what happens to you [in your life], right?”
“That’s my story in a nutshell,” Beninati deadpanned.
Later, Laughlin struck a match and lit a candle on the cake. As he blew out the match, the candle on the cake sitting in his lap was blown out.
WOO NICKY WOO!
Epix, that new, weird television channel the NHL is forcing us to watch, has released a teaser trailer for its four-part Road To The Winter Classic series. The footage is like 75 percent players pumping iron, but hey, whatever, NHL. It’s something. I’m excited.
I went ahead and GIF’d literally every clip of the Caps in it. There’s something comforting and hypnotic about watching infinite weightlifting and fist-pumping.
If you sign up for Epix now, you’ll be able to watch the series. You should probably do it right now (and give the Epix people the marketing material they need to be in more homes). The series starts Tuesday, December 16th at 10 PM.
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