The Washington Capitals have a new tradition, spearheaded by new head coach Peter Laviolette.
Following the team's win over the Buffalo Sabres in the first contest of the season, Laviolette channeled his love for the Netflix show "Cobra Kai" by awarding the top offensive and defensive players of the night a karate bandana for their efforts.
It was something that writer and producer Jon Hurwitz loved, and it appears the show itself is a big fan of how the Capitals are celebrating wins.
Laviolette grew fond of the show over the past year, when one of the only things there was to do besides prep for his first season in Washington was binge-watch shows. He enjoyed the fight and attitude the characters in the show instilled, wanting his team to act the same way.
On Thursday night, it was T.J. Oshie who earned it for the offense with one goal and two assists, while Brenden Dillon was awarded the "Mr. Miyagi" bandana for his tough work on defense.