Mikey Monday: Appreciation

Saturday night was Fan Appreciation Night at Verizon Center, and they gave us plenty to love.  First, Nicky B returned.  I wish you guys could have heard the cheer when they announced the starting lineup!

Mike looked a little extra happy too, showing off with a between-the-feet move to end warm-ups (he missed).

Best Caps photos by the lovely jlrpuck.tumblr.com!

Just seeing Nicky out there made everyone want to hug and sing “Backstreet’s Back, alright!”  (Yes, that actually happened in my brain.)

This is a real balloon! Why didn't I know this before?!

The place was packed and as loud as last year’s playoffs – thank God because we were screaming anyway.  The Caps won in a shootout, then did the “Jerseys Off Our Backs” thing.  Watching the entire team get partially undressed one at a time?  That’s our kind of party.  Here’s the video.

Not to be outdone by the celebration, Mike had possibly the seasons’ best hair night.  We appreciate you, Mike’s hair.  Hedgehogs everywhere bow down.

Remember the Flowbee?  I think that’s how this perfection gets accomplished. It’s like a topographical map.  Mike was all smiles in the post-game interview, and Nicky’s there too. [video link]

I mean COME ON.

The Capitals are not out of the woods yet.  They’re 2 points up on the Sabres with only 3 games left to play.  Tonight they face Tampa Bay.  We’ll be there Thursday night vs. Florida.  I might have to borrow Mike’s hair dye because I’m going gray from the stress.

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  1. Scarlett Reply

    So I just have to get this out there…I adore the under jersey suspenders. But what’s up with Mike’s? Is that one suspender? Does he tuck his jersey and his other suspender got in the way?
    And is Carlson really that giant or is that lady just very petite?

  2. I think one of Mike’s suspender is hanging behind him. (We really like those too.) If you’ve seen the 21 Jump Street remake, you know it’s all about two straps. 😉

    iCarly’s a giant, plus skates, but I think that lady is also really small. I felt like she wanted to take a step back as he skated toward her!

  3. Clearly Mike has spent all his time off the ice while injured trolling Tumblr to mimic the style of his hair idol, Patrick Sharp. Well done, sir – that deserves its own NHL Award.

  4. Becky Reply

    Good to see Nicky B back. He is adorable but I can’t get over that I think he looks 14. Maybe it is because I just had a birthday and am having to start facing the fact that I am getting old!

    I felt bad for that poor teenage girl that got the mascot’s jersey. Really? Everyone else gets a player and she gets the mascot? Cheated, I say!!

    Love the suspenders. My 9 year old son wears them and they even look adorable on him.

    • Becky, I forgot about that girl! When they pulled 00 we were all looking around like, “Uhhhhh…..” and then Gator said, “Well THAT sucks.” Too true!

      Or maybe it was a kindness. One good hug from, say, Karl Alzner, and her expectations of real boys would be shot for life

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