There was only one thing more terrifying than the final score of the Capitals-St. Louis Blue preseason game on Friday: Slapshot.
The normally loveable Caps' mascot decided to don a new costume for Friday's home opener and it was terrifying.
That is Slapshot dressed up as Pennywise the clown from the horror movie "IT." As if clowns weren't scray enough, Stephen King had to write a whole book about one to forever haunt out dreams.
Perhaps you thought the friendly confines of Capital One Arena would provide an escape from the Pennywise mania that is gripping the country.
You thought wrong.
Well, at least it was all in good fun. No harm, no fo...IS THAT HIM NEXT TO THE MITES ON ICE?!? RUN CHILDREN, RUN! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
"We all skate down here, Georgie."
Defenseman Madison Bowey re-signed with the Capitals on Thursday, inking a two-year extension that will carry an average of $1 million.
Bowey carried a cap charge of $703,333 last season.
The 23-year-old appeared in 51 games for the Caps in 2017-18, amassing 12 assists, 24 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of minus-3.
Bowey also suited up in nine contests for AHL Hershey, though he finished the season as one of the Black Aces during Washington's run to the Stanley Cup.
With Bowey back in the fold, the Caps now have six of seven defenseman from last season’s roster under contract. (Veteran Brooks Orpik remains an unrestricted free agent.)
Bowey had an uneven first year in the NHL—he didn’t play following the late-February addition of Michal Kempny—but the Caps expect that the 6-2, 198-pound right-shot blue liner will become reliable full-time player with more seasoning.
Bowey’s deal leaves Tom Wilson as the Caps' only remaining unsigned restricted free agent. The sides are in discussions on a multi-year extension.
Including Bowey’s extension, the Caps have roughly $7.3 million in salary cap space remaining, according to www.capfriendly.com.
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