After A 5-2 Victory In Tampa Bay, The Capitals’ Ohashi Pushup Tradition Returned

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The Washington Capitals began this season’s Mentor’s Trip right by defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 on Saturday. A certain Dad’s Trip tradition returned in the midst of post-game celebrations.

Kenichi Ohashi, father of Capitals’ video analyst, Tim Ohashi, did 100 pushups with forwards Tom Wilson, Carl Hagelin, Nic Dowd, and T.J. Oshie. He was hoisted in the air by cheering players.

The pushup tradition started during the Mentor’s Trip back in 2017. Washington beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in overtime and earned their first win in Dallas since 2008. Kenichi Ohashi promised to do 100 pushups if the Capitals won.

Who knows? Maybe we’ll see the pushups continue with a win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is a fiction writer based out of the Northern Virginia/Washington, D.C. area and an online student attending Full Sail University. She got her start in the entertainment industry at age seven as an actress. At the young age of nine, Della wrote a psychological thriller short story that sparked her interest in creative writing. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for sports. In her spare time, Della enjoys photography, traveling, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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