WASHINGTON — The use of social media by the Washington Capitals and its star-player is something good you can embrace to start your new year and decade.
Why? Because this team looks to be having some of the most fun in D.C. this week, plus shedding light on how it's being a part of the Washington community on a personal level.
How are they doing this? Well, through a variety of ways and engagements that look humorous but also sincere at times.
Around 2 p.m. on Tuesday the Washinton Capitals tweeted out "Snowvechkin tonight?" before its night game with the Ottowa Senators. This gave many of the team's followers on Twitter a look back at Ovechkin's 2010 hat-trick performance -- dubbed Snowvechkin at the time -- that coincided with blizzard-like conditions in D.C. that February.
Ovechkin is also getting some love on social media from his wife, who on Tuesday documented in her Instagram stories how the family, especially her son and dog, reacted to the region's first snowfall of 2020. She also earlier in the week posted a video on Instagram of Ovechkin tossing Hibachi food into teammates and friends mouths following the team's overtime win over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday.
Alex Ovechkin is not shy on social media and does contribute somewhat regularly to his page. His last post was from late December and featured a comical music video of him and teammates helping celebrate the holidays, along with their team dog Captain -- who also experienced his first snow on Tuesday.
While he did not directly put out his fun content that's showing his lighter side, Ovechkin and his team are certainly embracing it.
The Capitals have also done a lot on social media outside of promoting Ovechkin.
Tuesday saw them promote its Pride Night game versus the Senators, which has included multiple posts to highlight the importance of D.C's LGBTQ community.
Capital One Arena even had the Pride Flag colors displayed on the building graphics ahead of the game. The team also highlighted special rainbow tape that was used on the team's sticks during warmups
The Capitals won its Pride Night game against the Senators 6-1 an will next travel to play the Flyers in Philadelphia on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Currently, Washington sits at 30-9-5 on the season and are atop the Metropolitan Division in the National Hockey League.
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