Washington Capitals Cobra Kai Headbands of the Game

This season, head coach Peter Laviolette introduced the Cobra Kai headbands of the game, given out to players after each win for the best offensive performance and best defensive performance in the game. Cobra Kai is a television series on Netflix based on the original Karate Kid movies. Laviolette said he watched the show last year when hockey was on a break.

The white headband is from Miyagi-Do, which stresses defense, while the black headband is from the Cobra Kai Dojo, which stresses offense. The winners after each game are selected by the previous winners. The Caps don’t always announce the winners after each game but we’ll do our best to keep this up to date. Click on the image for a larger version.

From 2014/2015: Honest Abe Player of the Game

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DateOppResultOffense (Black)Defense (White)Photo
5-08PHI2-1Garrett PilonMichael Raffl
5-05@NYR4-2Garnet HathawayT.J. Oshie
5-03@NYR6-3Nic DowdNick Backstrom
4-27NYI1-0Tom WilsonNic Dowd
4-24@NYI6-3Zdeno CharaZdeno Chara
4-22@NYI1-0 SOMichael RafflNick Jensen
4-17@PHI6-3Dmitry OrlovAlex Ovechkin
4-13PHI6-1John CarlsonAnthony Mantha
4-11BOS8-1Zdeno CharaConor Sheary
4-09@BUF4-3Alex OvechkinBrenden Dillon
4-04@NJD5-4Carl HagelinIlya Samsonov
4-02@NJD2-1 OTDmitry OrlovJohn Carlson
3-28NYR5-4T.J. OshieZdeno Chara
3-26NJD4-0Tom WilsonIlya Samsonov
3-25NJD4-3Dmitry OrlovJohn Carlson
3-19NYR2-1Evgeny KuznetsovBrenden Dillon
3-16NYI3-1Alex OvechkinJustin Schultz
3-15@BUF6-0Evgeny KuznetsovVitek Vanecek
3-13@PHI5-4Carl HagelinNick Jensen
3-11@PHI5-3Garnett HathawayJohn Carlson
3-09NJD5-4 OTJakub VranaDmitry Orlov
3-07@PHI3-1Nick JensenIlya Samsonov
3-03@BOS2-1 SORichard PanikVitek Vanecek
2-28@NJD3-2Jakub VranaIlya Samsonov
2-27@NJD5-2Daniel SprongGarnet Hathaway
2-25PIT5-2Lars EllerNic Dowd
2-21NJD4-3John CarlsonCraig Anderson
2-18BUF3-1T.J. OshieJohn Carlson
2-16@PIT3-1Richard PanikVitek Vanecek
1-30BOS4-3 OTAlex OvechkinNick Jensen
1-28NYI6-3Conor ShearyZdeno Chara
1-26NYI3-2Daniel SprongTrevor Van Riemsdyk
1-22BUF4-3 SONick BackstromJonas Siegenthaler
1-15@BUF2-1Tom WilsonVitek Vanecek
1-14@BUF6-4T.J. OshieBrenden Dillon