While Capitals defenseman John Carlson couldn’t be on the ice for Monday’s matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, he was spotted in the stands at Scotiabank Area, supporting his team –– even though he was caught taking a little break from the action to check his phone.
*Opens up Google*— NBCSports Washington (@NBCSWashington) August 3, 2020
"How is Ovi so good at hockey?" pic.twitter.com/clEGE5cm1V
During the Caps’ first game back from the coronavirus break, Carlson was seen on the game’s broadcast as one of the lucky few allowed in the stands to watch the Capitals return.
After an awkward fall during the exhibition matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes last Wednesday, Carlson left the game in the third period with an injury. While GM Brian MacLellan believed it was minor and would not have an effect on his ability to play in games, especially after he returned to the ice for practice on Saturday, Carlson did not play in Monday’s matchup.
Instead, he got to sit back and watch his team begin their road to the Stanley Cup. He was spotted with his phone in hand, and of course, fans took to Twitter to respond to the meme-worthy moment.
john carlson age 16 at red lobster with his parents pic.twitter.com/F4zt5kNMZ7— You Can't Do That (@youcantdohockey) August 3, 2020
John Carlson is giving off huge ‘MLB GM at a Tuesday night game in June’ energy pic.twitter.com/aJW3Jr8soQ— Connor Newcomb (@ConnorNewcomb_) August 3, 2020
Even if Carlson couldn’t be helping his team on the ice today, he still deserves some praise for helping the country by wearing his mask throughout the game.
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