Minor Scare for Devante Smith-Pelly at Monday’s Capitals Morning Skate


The Washington Capitals looked to be fully healthy for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals. Then a minor scare happened just minutes before Monday’s morning skate began. Fourth-line right winger Devante Smith-Pelly got hit in the face with a puck.

The culprit was a shot from Andre Burakovsky.

Smith-Pelly said that Burakovsky owes him at least a dinner. While blood was dripping down his face, he said he was fine and didn’t lose any teeth. He called it a wake up call which is sometimes needed on a Monday morning.

Alex Chiasson was DSP’s placeholder on the fourth-line at morning skate.

Smith-Pelly came back out a few minutes after getting repairs from a trainer. He was back out on the ice and practiced with the second penalty kill unit.

Smith-Pelly is good to go for Game 4.

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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1 Response to Minor Scare for Devante Smith-Pelly at Monday’s Capitals Morning Skate

  1. Pingback: Capitals Lineup Looks the Same Ahead of Monday Night’s Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals | NoVa Caps

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