Early in the first period of the Capitals' Tuesday night game against the New York Islanders, center Casey Cizikas took an errant skate blade from one of his teammates to his left forearm.
It's a scene that even the toughest of players will get squeamish at, and it did not take long for the Islanders medical team to rush onto the ice to escort the 25-year-old to the locker room.
But because this is hockey, and hockey players are what many deem "hockey tough," Cizikas returned to the bench and was back out on the ice before the end of the first period.
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The Islanders took a 1-0 lead into the first period intermission thanks to Brock Nelson's 7th goal of the year.
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Washington Capitals!
It's not hard to picture your favorite athletes as superheroes. What the Caps are able to do on the ice seems almost superhuman at times.
Heck, they even have uniforms!
SEE EVERY CAPITALS PLAYER'S SUPERHERO CHARACTER HERE
But the similarities don't just end with the physical attributes and abilities. When you begin to really think about each player, you can see a lot of similarities between each of them and some well-known superheroes.
If each Caps player was a superhero, which one would they be? Check out each player's superhero character here.
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Friday featured Dmitry Orlov and his jam-packed schedule with the coveted Stanley Cup.
The 27-year-old native of Russia decided to take the Cup to Novokuznetsk (located in the southwest region of Siberia) for a meet and greet with fans by the Ferris wheel at Gagarin City Park.
It should be mentioned that Orlov's day with the trophy was nearly derailed after a travel glitch that sent the Cup to Novosibirsk instead of his hometown.
Thanks to the ultimate assist from a helicopter, the Cup arrived in style and set up one memorable entrance for the defenseman.
Orlov released this hype video which highlights his entire day on Instagram:
Дорогие друзья! Огромное спасибо, что разделили с нами наш праздник! Для нас это значимое и большое событие! Ещё раз приносим искренние извинения за задержку с кубком! И спасибо за понимание, мы старались сделать все максимально быстро! Спасибо за тёплый приём! Нашим родным, друзьям, тренерам, отдельная благодарность! Вы сделали наш праздник, наш день! Мы никогда не забудем этот праздник! P.S. Лена @govor_elena , тебе и твоим родным, отдельная благодарность, если бы не ваша помощь, то не известно когда бы кубок был в Новокузнецке!
Talk about a banner weekend for the Washington Capitals. The Ovechkins welcomed their new son, Sergei Aleksandrovich, into the world and Orlov pulled off yet another spectacular day with the Cup.
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