Thursday, ahead of their game against the Colorado Avalanche, the Washington Capitals took the ice for warmups without their lids. The Capitals were wearing specially-designed camouflaged hats and jerseys to celebrate Military Appreciate Night. The camo gear was later auctioned off to raise money for charity.
A helmetless Michal Kempny was an unlucky victim of some pregame pain, taking a puck to the right cheek during drills.
He immediately bent over and clutched his face, needing attention from the Capitals medical staff.