The same day that an angry sign about Tom Wilson and puppies surfaced from the Islanders game, someone brought the most positive sign you can imagine to the Caps-Avalanche game.
Thursday afternoon, the @NHLonNBCSports Twitter account posted a video from NHL Media Day and it’s going to give you the willies. (And not the good kind of willies).
Pittsburgh Penguins captain, three-time Stanley Cup champion, and guy that constantly beats our favorite team in the second round of the playoffs, Sidney Crosby, is shown signing an autograph for a tiny Caps fan.
Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final had an unusual Caps shoutout Thursday night. Three rows from the glass, a Caps fan, wearing red pants and a blue blazer, held his own personal protest at PPG Paints Arena. Dressed in a white t-shirt with the message FIRE OVECHKIN, the fan proudly displayed a sign that read CAPS FAN TURNS PENS FAN. During the Pens 6-0 win, the fan stood up and held the sign up towards the glass, garnering attention on NBC’s national telecast.
According to Suds C., who is the commissioner of the Rockville DCHL co-ed hockey league, the fan’s name is Todd Elling and he’s a 37-year-old personal injury attorney in Gaithersburg. In his free time, he’s also a scoring winger in the highest level of the DCHL’s ball hockey league.
The Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs just went to overtime for the second straight game.
Late in the first OT, CSN cameras found a nervous fan with her hands covering her face. She was a nervous wreck.
Shortly after 11:30am on Thursday, a crowd gathered in front of The White House, but not for political reasons.
The Stanley Cup, the oldest and most revered trophy in all of professional sports, was touring Washington DC and hockey fans flocked to each location. At this particular stop, Howie, the keeper of the cup that day, was helped by a very enthusiastic and tiny Caps fan to set up the championship trophy.
Saturday night in Los Angeles, hundreds of the Caps fans invaded Staples Center for the Caps-Kings game.
During the second period, CSN cameras captured Barry Trotz on the bench. A Caps fan held up a very special sign.
Karl Alzner is not known for his offensive acumen, but this is a new year.
After Justin Williams could not find the back of the net on a breakaway, Karl Alzner took a pass from TJ Oshie and ripped a blistering slap past Mike Condon. The goal caused one young Caps fan to chuck his popcorn in celebration.
Wednesday night, the Capitals extended their latest winning streak to nine games and it appears they gave one tiny Caps fan a thrill of a lifetime in the process. During a first period melee which saw Tom Wilson get a double minor for roughing, the Caps and Sabres mucked it up near the glass.
Check out these fantastic photos by Patrick Smith.
In I-can’t-believe-I’m-actually-writing-about-this news, Sunday night at the SILVERDOME — err, I’m sorry the Superdome — WWE held their own Superbowl of Superbowls: Wrestlemania. And because it was the 30th anniversary, it was extra super. Stone Cold came back and drank some beers with The Rock, The Undertaker got his ass unmercilessly kicked by Brock Lesnar, and Triple HHH did something narcissistic again. That last one’s not special.
Arguably the most special moment was when a former independent wrestler, the very bearded Daniel Bryan, won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over DC’s own Batista and Randy Orton. Bryan is tiny and shouts “yes!” a lot and everyone loves him.
From where did he summon this mighty power though? Obviously, from the video they showed before the championship match, in which a younger Bryan high-fives a guy in a white Capitals jersey.
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