Watch CSN's segment about 'Dearest Abigail' on #CapitalsTalk in the video player above, which will begin momentarily.
Marcus Johansson showed up to Verizon Center for Game 2 between the Capitals and Penguins wearing what looked like a coat fit for a Civil War general. So CSN's Capitals account took it from there, playing off of a long-standing meme featuring Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.
Thus was created General Marcus Johansson and "Dearest Abigail".
To begin the game:
We got an assist from the folks at Capitals Hill:
After the first period:
After the Capitals' disallowed goal:
After Johansson's goal to tie the game, 1-1:
After Eric Fehr's goal lifted Pittsburgh to a 2-1 win:
Others chimed in throughout:
@CSNCapitals Dearest Abigail, I regretfully write u this evening to say we have fallen at the Potomac. Monday we will charge the Monongahela— William (@FederalDuck) May 1, 2016
@CSNCapitals Dearest Abigail, Thanks to higher powers for providing me Killers of Penalties that are of highest quality. We are not done yet— MMR ⛸🏒🐶🐶🌮 (@Rink_Mama) May 1, 2016
Rest assured, Capitals fans. General Johansson will be back for Game 3.