Since returning to the Capitals as a call-up from the Hershey Bears, Christian Djoos has been a healthy scratch twice. But healthy scratches still take warm-ups with the team before games, and that’s where Djoos and Jakub Vrana, former Hershey teammates, resurrected a pregame ritual in which they take turns gleefully running into each other.
EJ Sherer, a self-described general Caps fan and bodyslam enthusiast, shared photos of the duo’s antics prior to Wednesday night’s match against the Florida
Brett Connollys Panthers. Not just any player can make slamming someone violently into the boards look tender and sweet, but Jake and Christian make it work.