Game Five of the Stanley Cup Final had an unusual Caps shoutout Thursday night. Three rows from the glass, a Caps fan, wearing red pants and a blue blazer, held his own personal protest at PPG Paints Arena. Dressed in a white t-shirt with the message FIRE OVECHKIN, the fan proudly displayed a sign that read CAPS FAN TURNS PENS FAN. During the Pens 6-0 win, the fan stood up and held the sign up towards the glass, garnering attention on NBC’s national telecast.
According to Suds C., who is the commissioner of the Rockville DCHL co-ed hockey league, the fan’s name is Todd Elling and he’s a 37-year-old personal injury attorney in Gaithersburg. In his free time, he’s also a scoring winger in the highest level of the DCHL’s ball hockey league.