The hot lap has become a tradition during Washington Capitals road morning skates this postseason. Started by Jay Beagle until a loss in Game 4 in the second round, then continued by Alex Ovechkin until a loss in Game 5 of the third round, the torch has since been handed to coach Barry Trotz.
With no morning skates in Las Vegas due to the 5 p.m. local time puck drop, this was the Capitals final time gearing up before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Trotz once again trucked around the ice for the hot lap not once, but twice!
Can’t break tradition.. Barry Trotz does the hot lap to start #Caps practice.. Worked in Game 7.. They won’t have a full practice tomorrow.. So they did it today.. #ALLCAPS #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/LMoH3bh0dO
— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinNBCS) May 27, 2018
Barry Trotz brings the hot lap to Vegas. pic.twitter.com/iL9Zljqxns
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) May 27, 2018
— Tarik El-Bashir⌨️🎙🏒 (@TarikNBCS) May 27, 2018
We’ll have more from practice and media day later so stay tuned to NoVa Caps for all your coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals.
By Michael Marzzacco