Vegas Mocks Capitals with Their Version of the Hot Lap

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The hot lap is a tradition the Washington Capitals have done at road morning skates throughout the playoffs. This ritual has become a hit all over social media no matter who it was. The Vegas Golden Knights held a morning skate at Capital One Arena prior to Game 3 of Stanley Cup Finals and have seemed to adopt the tradition themselves. 

Golden Knights center Jonathan Marchessault did the honors.

While the hot lap idea looked like it just got stolen, it actually wasn’t the case. The Marchessault used the tradition in the previous round against Winnipeg after watching Alex Ovechkin do it. As for former Capital Nate Schmidt, he actually wasn’t paying attention.

Alex Tuch, who was a victim of “the save” by Braden Holtby, told reporters after the skate that the Washington D.C. residents gave them a warm welcome at team dinner last night.

Game 3 is tonight at 8:00.

By Michael Marzzacco

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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2 Responses to Vegas Mocks Capitals with Their Version of the Hot Lap

  1. Юрий says:

    So be it)))
    That’s how Marchesso will go to the locker room when Ovi raises the Cup in Vegas)))


  2. Pingback: Lars Eller Kicks Off Wednesday’s Capitals Practice at T-Mobile Arena with the Hot Lap | NoVa Caps

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