NBC Washington is reporting THE BAND IS GETTING BACK TOGETHER.
TJ Oshie will vacation with Karl Alzner during the All-Star Break.
It’s Karl Alzner‘s second time back at
Verizon Center Capital One Arena, and I guess he’s not used to being the visitor yet. After he slashed delicate golden child Andre Burakovsky in the first period, Alzner appeared confused as to which team’s penalty box his grizzled, British Columbian heinie was supposed to sit in.
Karl Alzner has never been known for his offensive abilities, but during the first period of the Montreal Canadien’s game against the Vancouver Canucks, the former Capital threw a puck to the net and a very good thing happened.
Alzner scored his first goal as a Montreal Canadien in his 42nd game with the team.
Outdoor games are now a special part of every hockey season, evoking memories of bygone days when all hockey was played outdoors.
During Karl Alzner’s 591-game career as a Washington Capital, he participated in two such outdoor games. Alzner spoke about those experiences, the first in Pittsburgh and the second at Nationals Park, as he prepares to “take it back to the roots” during Montreal’s NHL 100 Classic game on Saturday.
Follicly-gifted Karl Alzner brought out the razor for a great cause.
On Wednesday, Alzner, along with a few Canadiens buddies, shaved all the hair off the top of their heads for charity. All proceeds from the donations raised will go in support of Leucan, an organization which helps children with cancer and their families.
Karl Alzner made national headlines more than five years ago when his dogs tore up his house after a triple overtime playoff game.
Now, Karl and wife Mandy are introducing two of their troublemakers to Montreal Canadiens fans in a feature called Habs’ Best Friend.
When Alex Ovechkin got tripped in the second period, referee Brad Wilson was not happy with the offender… whoever that was. (It was not who they think it was.)
Alex Ovechkin became the first player in one hundred years to score consecutive hat tricks to start the season. Ovi even added a fourth goal in the second period Saturday to tally his fourth career four-goal game ever. In a third-period stretch between Thursday and Saturday, Ovechkin has scored seven goals.
This is the best start to a season in Ovechkin’s career. So surely, there must be a reason for his insane early-season success.
Except no one really could.
With their guests down 3-0 early in the first period, the Washington Capitals used a TV timeout to thank Karl Alzner for his time in DC.
Capital One Arena erupted in applause for the departed iron man.
Now, Alzner will face a new challenge: playing against his old teammates at Capital One Arena.
“We’ve talked about it in the room a little bit here here,” Alzner said. “The guys are saying that it’s a pretty tough place to play so I’m curious to see what it’s like from the other side.
Alzner, though, does not want the attention be on him tonight.
“I don’t want to bring too much attention to it, especially in the room there is more important things than me coming back here to play,” Alzner said. “You know? I am just going to keep to myself and do what I normally do. If guys bring it up, then I will talk about it but I will do my best to not put any attention on myself because I don’t like a whole lot of that.”
A full transcript of the interview is below.
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