The Tiger Does the Hot Lap Before Tuesday’s Capitals Practice

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First it was Jay Beagle. Then it was Alex Ovechkin. Following them, Barry Trotz became a hit doing this pre road morning skate ritual. Now with the Washington Capitals having lost Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night, somebody else had to take the hot lap. Before Tuesday afternoon’s Capitals practice at T-Mobile Arena the day before Game 2, it was third-line center Lars Eller doing the honors. 

This road tradition is typically done at morning skates but with the games in Las Vegas starting at 5 p.m. local time, the hot lap tradition was moved to practices the day before games.

We’ll have more from practice later so stay tuned to NoVa Caps for all your coverage of the Stanley Cup Finals.

By Michael Marzzacco

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About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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