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.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 14, 2021
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