Capitals all smiles at White House visit with President Trump

Chris Lingebach
March 25, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Capitals all smiles at White House visit with President Trump

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The Capitals made their long overdue visit to the White House, where they celebrated their 2018 Stanley Cup championship with President Trump on Monday.

It looks like all but Braden Holtby and Brett Connolly were in attendance, both of whom announced last week, citing their own personal reasons, they would not make the trip.

Captain Alex Ovechkin spoke for the team, telling the president, "We're going to try to do it again."

President Trump indeed has high hopes for the Caps, who are "winners," to repeat in 2019.

A bit of news we can glean from photos of the event is that defenseman Michal Kempny, whose "long-term injury" is somewhat shrouded in mystery, was seen walking around on crutches.

White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway was seen donning a Caps' championship cap.

Rudy Giuliani was also spotted in the background, presumably bitter his Rangers are the second-worst team in the Metro.

The president got a little hung up on the pronunciation of 'Evgeny Kuznetsov,' but fortunately had Caps owner Ted Leonsis by his side to correct him, more than once.

Lastly, no hamberders for the defending champs.

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