Jakub Vrana‘s 2019-20 was another step towards superstardom, but he’s still scoring from the shadow of Ovechkin.
Michal Kempny turned 30 on Tuesday and celebrated his birthday with several Capitals teammates.
The father-to-be celebrated his dirty 30 in Prague with girlfriend Nicola, friends, Capitals teammates Jakub Vrana and Martin Fehervary, and, it appears *squints eyes* Bruins’ superstar David Pastrnak.
The Washington Capitals know that the end is near so they went to dramatic lengths to change their luck heading into Game Four.
Down 3-0 in their first-round series, several Capitals players sported new looks, highlighted by first-line center Evgeny Kuznetsov who shaved his head bald and left a goatee.
The margin between winning and losing during the NHL postseason is painfully small: a bouncing puck here or a big save there. Sunday, the Capitals got the ultimate dick punch a couple minutes into the first overtime of Game Three.
Islanders forward Mathew Barzal scored the game-winner after sneaking behind the Capitals defense. The breakaway gave the Isles a commanding 3-0 series lead.
You can’t say there aren’t consequences during the Todd Reirden Era.
Jakub Vrana became the latest player to hit the pine after a soft play led to an unassisted Brock Nelson goal.
Vrana was on the ice for two consecutive goals against.
Alex Ovechkin is one of the greatest players of all time, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a high-level troll to his teammates sometimes.
Sunday during warmups, Jakub Vrana was minding his own business and doing a stick-handling drill by himself in the corner.
And then, Ovechkin struck.
The Washington Capitals played their first game in the bubble on Wednesday – a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. On Thursday after practice, Jakub Vrana was asked about the empty-arena experience.
While admitting there was not much difference with the actual gameplay, Vrana said there was something he deeply missed.
You guys, there’s a snake on a plane!
Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrana is on his way back to DC after spending the coronavirus pandemic in his native Czech Republic.
Vrana posted a photo from the airport as he was leaving this morning.
David Pastrnak, who tied Alex Ovechkin for the league lead in goals (48) this season, received his home country’s Golden Hockey Stick after being voted Czech Hockey Player of the Year. Pastrnak (519 points) beat out the Blackhawks’ Dominik Kubalik (370) and the Flyers’ Jakub Voracek (312), winning the Czech award for the fourth straight season. Pastrnak was voted first on 51 of 52 ballots.
“I want to hold a cup for the world champions and a Stanley Cup above my head,” Pastrnak said, according to NHL.com. “This is a pure individual trophy. I am very honored to have it, it is an inspiration for me. But I don’t play golf or tennis, so I won’t favor myself before my team.”
Jakub Vrana, who had 25 goals and 52 points in 69 games, was voted fourth best with 301 points.
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.
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