The Washington Capitals lost to the Boston Bruins, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon; which, by our calendar, was March 16. As in 24 hours before St. Patrick’s Day. In Boston. We think you can smell what we’re brewing here.
In the third period, Mike Ribeiro – in the penalty box after a fight against Brad Marchand – and Matt Hendricks had some friendly interaction with Bruins fans. In the latter’s case, he returned the gesture by giving the Robert De Niro “I am watching you, Focker” from “Meet The Parents”:
But the real highlight for Hendricks came right before that incident in the tunnel, as the Capitals’ truculent forward was accosted by both Shawn Thornton and Adam McQuaid.
Both Bruins wanted a piece of honorary Bruin Hendricks after he fought Nathan Horton to end the second period.
Having his choice of dance partners, Hendricks chose not to get his face turned into pudding by Shawn Thornton:
Via Steve Whyno, Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner said of the Bruins “cornering” Hendricks: "[It’s] the biggest joke I've ever seen."
Weird … here we thought that was the inability of any Capital not named Matt Hendricks to stand up to Boston’s physical intimidation.