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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.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 9, 2020
Leipsic used the assistance of a Capitals staff member (and in turn surrounding fans) to deliver the stick to the young fan.
When you rep the Caps in enemy territory, you of course get a reward❤️ pic.twitter.com/MGwpgwUDgT
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) January 9, 2020
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