If one man fails, another has to ascend.
After the capitals had likely lost TJ Oshie for the rest of the postseason, the team called one of their heroes from last season's Stanley Cup triumph, Devante (19459004) Smith-Pelly from Hershey.
The reception of the DSP at home was powerful. After missing the team's skate on Friday, Smith-Pelly took the ice cream at MedStar Capitals Iceplex and got a loud ovation from the fans.
Capitals (@Capitals) April 20, 2019
The clapping is heard at the 46-second mark.
According to Adam the Washington Times also sang his name Zielonka
– Adam Zielonka (@Adam_Zielonka) April 20, 2019
"It was good – it felt good" Smith -Pelly said of the fans' ovation when he stepped on the ice. "I'm definitely a lot more excited to go out there and play."
Easter-inspired escape signs to Instagram liqueurs, Capitals players and fans alike are excited to bring the BIG TIME forward.
Hopefully this energy can be contagious for both Caps and DSP.
DSP is trendy. pic.twitter.com/7GEWl4HUNu
– RMNB (@russianmachine) April 19, 2019
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