Carl Hagein is now a father of two.
On Sunday, Hags introduced his Instagram followers to his new son Tage.
Lars Eller went out exploring with his family on Wednesday several weeks after the Capitals was bounced from the Toronto bubble by the New York Islanders.
Eller posed in photos with his wife Julie and daughter Sofia from the National Mall.
I’ve said this before, but the Washington Capitals are a simple bunch. It doesn’t take much to entertain them. They may be surrounded by luxury amenities, but it’s the little things that bring these goofs together.
For instance, on Monday — their first full day in the bubble — the team found a bench. They sat on it.
Suddenly, it became picture time. And the resulting media is some of the most wonderfully dumb content of the bubble so far.
As the first week of the NHL’s Return To Play plan wraps up, it’s clear the steps the Washington Capitals are taking to keep their facility safe during the coronavirus pandemic are working. Friday, I was the first RMNB reporter to attend a practice since the coronavirus pandemic shuttered the rest of the regular season on March 12.
Personally, I was nervous to go. I have been self-isolating since March. Other than grocery store trips, I’ve stayed inside. I’ve only let my family and roommate be in my quarantine bubble.
I’m happy to report the Capitals did everything they could to make media members feel safe. There were big differences in how practices were conducted and how media members could operate than before.
It’s been four months since the NHL season came to a halt and players returned back to their home countries. Carl Hagelin, who recently returned to Washington DC for the start of the 24-team playoffs, is ready to get back on the ice. Though, the more exciting times might be happening at home.
Hagelin’s wife, Erica, is currently pregnant with the couple’s second child. Their first born, a daughter named Blanche, turned two in April.
Tom Wilson is one of many Caps players hitting the ice away from MedStar Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Virginia.
Wednesday, Wilson’s trainer, Daniel Bochner, took video of the Capitals’ top-line right wing skating and doing drills at Scotiabank Pond in Toronto – Tom’s hometown.
The Nats and Caps’ friendship continues to be the greatest thing.
Wednesday, Juan Soto showed off his excitement about the NHL’s 24-team playoff announcement. The Nationals’ superstar outfielder took to Instagram to say, “We need hockey back 🥺🥺🥺.”
Within minutes, Jakub Vrana was made fun of by Carl Hagelin in the comments.
Carl Hagelin did an interview with Swedish journalist Patrick Ekwall that was published Saturday. During the nearly 11-minute chat, the Capitals third-line forward talked about how his life has been during quarantine and revealed that he returned to his native Sweden in April, nearly a month after the NHL suspended the 2019-20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Hagelin, who recently began skating again, believes players will return for NHL camps in June, though he admitted he was an optimistic person.
“I think the league can start again,” Hagelin said. “I don’t know if we’ll go directly to the playoffs or if we’ll be able to have a few games first, but my thought is that in some way, the team will get back together at the beginning of June. And then maybe games will start again in July, August, September. That’s my dream, but I know just as little as everybody else.”
Ekwall also asked Hagelin to compare and contrast what it’s been like in Sweden and America. The two also mocked President Trump who said in April during a press conference that an “injection inside” the body with a disinfectant could help fight the coronavirus.
“You haven’t tried disinfectant?” Patrick Ekwall asked.
“Not yet, maybe in a few days!” Hagelin responded.
The interview is translated by reader Wendy Shoemaker and proofed and edited by RMNB’s Magnus Cadelin.
On January 5, the Washington Capitals overcame a two-goal deficit in the final minute of the third period to beat the San Jose Sharks in overtime. A comeback of this nature was the first in franchise history. 13 days later, the Caps one-upped themselves against the New York Islanders — one of the best shutdown teams in the third period — and former bench boss Barry Trotz.
The Capitals faced a 4-1 deficit after Devon Toews beat Braden Holtby wide open in front of the net with 2:35 left in the second period. The fourth-line forward then added insult to injury, flapping his arms and mocking Evgeny Kuznetsov with the bird celebration.
The complexion of the game changed after that.
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