Good Things Come to Those in Enemy Territory: Brendan Leipsic Gives Stick to Young Capitals Fan Before Game Against Flyers

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One of the best things about hockey is the relationship built between fan bases and the players on their respective favorite teams. The Capitals often have a good fan presence in the home buildings of opposing teams, and their Wednesday Night Hockey contest in Philadelphia against the Flyers is no exception. Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic, however, made one young fan’s night prior to puck drop.

During pre-game skate, one young fan in an away Capitals sweater seemingly caught Leipsic’s eye, and being a visiting fan paid off for the young Caps supporter, as Leipsic motioned towards the fan to make sure surrounding fans knew who the stick was going to.

Leipsic used the assistance of a Capitals staff member (and in turn surrounding fans) to deliver the stick to the young fan.

Leipsic scored a goal in the Caps’ November 13, 2019 meeting with the Flyers in the City of Brotherly Love and had three goals and 10 points in 44 games played heading into the teams’ Wednesday night matchup.

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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