Shield And Axe: Capitals’ Postgame Awards Go Vikings-Inspired

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Last season in the locker room, the Washington Capitals would award the best offensive and defensive player of the game with Cobra Kai headbands. After an incredible 5-1 win over the New York Rangers during Wednesday’s season opener, the team gave out a new postgame reward: a Viking shield and axe.

Defenseman Martin Fehervary, who was awarded the shield after the 5-3 preseason finale victory last Friday over the Philadelphia Flyers, passed it to goaltender Vitek Vanecek, who made 23 saves Wednesday night.

Prospect Hendrix Lapierre passed the axe to captain Alex Ovechkin, who scored twice and passed Marcel Dionne for fifth on the NHL’s goal-scoring list.

Head coach Peter Laviolette told the media he watched the History/Amazon Prime history drama series Vikings over the summer. The shield symbolizes defense while the axe represents offense. Laviolette said his wife, Kristen, got the props for the team.

Oh, believe it or not, the axe is real!

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on X: @dellayoung
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2 Responses to Shield And Axe: Capitals’ Postgame Awards Go Vikings-Inspired

  1. DC Scappeli says:

    A real axe? be careful with it! nobody drop it on anyone’s foot in the locker room 😁

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