Washington Capitals Vikings of the Game

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This season, head coach Peter Laviolette introduced the Vikings shield and hatchet, given out to players after each win for the best offensive performance and best defensive performance in the game. Vikings is a TV series that Laviolette watched, just as he watched the series Cobra Kai before last season, and then passed out the Cobra Kai headband of the game.

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. It appears they started doing this in the pre-season.

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2020/2021: Cobra Kai Headbands of the Game

2014/2015: Honest Abe Player of the Game

DateOpponentScoreOffenseDefense
2022-05-07FLAW, 6-1Marcus JohanssonIlya Samsonov
2022-05-03@FLAW, 4-2Johan LarssonJohn Carlson
2022-04-22@ArizonaW, 2-0Alex OvechkinVitek Vanecek
2022-04-18@ColoradoW, 3-2Garnet HathawayIlya Samsonov
2022-04-14@TorontoW, 8-4Anthony ManthaDmitry Orlov
2022-04-12PhiladelphiaW, 9-2Matt IrwinJohan Larsson
2022-04-10BostonW, 4-2Tom WilsonMartin Fehervary
2022-04-09@PittsburghW, 6-3Connor McMichaelTrevor Van Riemsdyk
2022-04-06Tampa BayW, 4-3John CarlsonIlya Samsonov
2022-03-26New JerseyW, 4-3Nicklas BackstromEvgeny Kuznetsov
2022-03-25@BuffaloW, 4-3 (SO)Conor ShearyNick Jensen
2022-03-18@CarolinaW, 4-3 (SO)Alex OvechkinJohn Carlson
2022-03-17@ColumbusW, 7-2Anthony ManthaMartin Fehervary
2022-03-15New York IslandersW, 4-3 (SO)Axel Jonsson-FjallbyAlex Ovechkin
2022-03-11@VancouverW, 4-3 (OT)Evgeny KuznetsovLars Eller
2022-03-08@CalgaryW, 5-4Alex OvechkinNicklas Backstrom
2022-03-05SeattleW, 5-2Conor ShearyVitek Vanecek
2022-03-03CarolinaW, 4-0Anthony ManthaMartin Fehervary
2022-02-17@PhiladelphiaW, 5-3Garnet HathawayMichal Kempny
2022-02-15@NashvilleW, 4-1Alex OvechkinIlya Samsonov
2022-02-10@MontrealW, 5-2Joe SnivelyTrevor Van Riemsdyk
2022-02-01@PittsburghW, 4-3 (OT)Dmitry OrlovIlya Samsonov
2022-01-28@DallasW, 5-0John CarlsonVitek Vanecek
2022-01-22OttawaW, 3-2 (OT)Nicklas BackstromCarl Hagelin
2022-01-18WinnipegW, 3-2 (OT)Tom WilsonDmitry Orlov
2022-01-15@New York IslandersW, 2-0Nicklas BackstromGarnet Hathaway
2021-12-31@DetroitW, 3-1??
2021-12-29NashvilleW, 5-3??
2021-12-17@WinnipegW, 5-2??
2021-12-11@BuffaloW, 3-2 (SO)??
2021-12-06AnaheimW, 4-3 (SO)Carl HagelinTom Wilson
2021-12-04ColumbusW, 3-1Alex OvechkinMatt Irwin
2021-11-28@CarolinaW, 4-2Aliaksei ProtasDmitry Orlov
2021-11-26FloridaW, 4-3Alex OvechkinDmitry Orlov (?)
2021-11-24MontrealW, 6-3Evgeny KuznetsovBeck Malenstyn
2021-11-20@San JoseW, 4-0Aliaksei ProtasJohn Carlson
2021-11-17@Los AngelesW, 2-0Garrett PilonIlya Samsonov
2021-11-14PittsburghW, 6-1Garnet HathawayNick Jensen
2021-11-12@ColumbusW, 4-3Conor ShearyJustin Schultz
2021-11-11@DetroitW, 2-0Lars EllerZach Fucale
2021-11-08BuffaloW, 5-2Axel Jonsson-FjallbyTrevor Van Riemsdyk
2021-10-29ArizonaW, 2-0John CarlsonIlya Samsonov
2021-10-25@OttawaW, 7-5Connor McMichaelTrevor Van Riemsdyk
2021-10-21@New JerseyW, 4-1Daniel SprongDmitry Orlov
2021-10-19ColoradoW, 6-3Evgeny KuznetsovNik Jensen
2021-10-13NYRW, 5-1Alex OvechkinVitek Vanecek

 

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