The Washington Capitals honored 2018 Stanley Cup champion center, Lars Eller, with a tribute video in the team’s Home Opener on Friday. Eller, the man who is the owner of the lone Cup-winning goal in franchise history, made his first visit back to DC since he was dealt by the Capitals to the Colorado Avalanche last season.
Eller signed a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins in free agency this past summer. Despite joining up with the Capitals’ mortal enemy, the 34-year-old forward received a standing ovation from fans inside Capital One Arena.
And, yes, Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” rang around the arena afterward.