Capitals Visit MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Posted December 17, 2018

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Tis’ the season to be jolly, and the Capitals brought joy to patients at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital on Monday.

The players gave Capitals Kids Club kits to the patients that were donated by fans through the team’s “Kids Club kit donation program.” As part of the activities, players took photos with patients and their families as part of the Flashes of Hope photo shoot. Flashes of Hope is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise money for pediatric cancer research and change the way children with cancer and other life-threatening conditions see themselves through photography. Monumental Sport Entertainment and the Capitals established a D.C. chapter and also support the Northern Virginia Chapter.

“I’ve been a Capitals fan all my life,” said 20-year old Ryan, who was wearing an Alex Ovechkin jersey. “Well my favorite player is Holtby, but everybody loves Ovi.”

Braden Holtby, who was wearing a Christmas light necklace, chatted with Ryan and took photos with him.

Evgeny Kuztnetsov sat with the kids in a table shared with Dmitry Orlov and Michal Kempny. There, they drew portraits of each other. The kids and Kempny burst in laughter after seeing the drawing that Kuztnetsov made of Kempny showing huge ears. Also, Copley had to come over and teach Kuzy how to spell “Pheonix.”

At another table, kids were making a gingerbread house with the help of John Carlson, Jakub Vrana, Jonas Siegenthaler and Pheonix Copley.

Vrana showed incredible pastry decoration skills.

Tom Wilson, Andre Burakovsky, Madison Bowey and Chandler Stephenson posed for photos with the kids through the “Flashes of Hope” foundation. They were chatting with the kids and laughing with them. At one point Wilson was victim of an “illegal check to the head” by one of the kids that was posing in the photo with a Stanley Cup sign.


Thinking Elf Bowey.

Naughty Elf Burakovsky.