Washington Capitals Vikings of the Game

(via the Caps)

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

DateOppResultOffenseDefense
10/13/2021NYRW, 5-1Alex OvechkinVitek Vanecek
10/19/2021ColoradoW, 6-3Evgeny KuznetsovNik Jensen
10/21/2021@New JerseyW, 4-1Daniel SprongDmitry Orlov
10/25/2021@OttawaW, 7-5Connor McMichaelTrevor Van Riemsdyk
10/29/2021ArizonaW, 2-0John CarlsonIlya Samsonov
11/8/2021BuffaloW, 5-2Axel Jonsson-FjallbyTrevor Van Riemsdyk
11/11/2021@DetroitW, 2-0Lars EllerZach Fucale
11/12/2021@ColumbusW, 4-3Conor ShearyJustin Schultz
11/14/2021PittsburghW, 6-1Garnet HathawayNick Jensen
11/17/2021@Los AngelesW, 2-0Garrett PilonIlya Samsonov
11/20/2021@San JoseW, 4-0Aliaksei ProtasJohn Carlson
11/24/2021MontrealW, 6-3Evgeny KuznetsovBeck Malenstyn
11/26/2021FloridaW, 4-3Alex OvechkinDmitry Orlov (?)
11/28/2021@CarolinaW, 4-2Aliaksei ProtasDmitry Orlov
12/4/2021ColumbusW, 3-1Alex OvechkinMatt Irwin
12/6/2021AnaheimW, 4-3 (SO)Carl HagelinTom Wilson
12/11/2021@BuffaloW, 3-2 (SO)
12/17/2021@WinnipegW, 5-2
12/29/2021NashvilleW, 5-3
12/31/2021@DetroitW, 3-1
1/15/2021@New YorkW, 2-0Nicklas BackstromGarnet Hathaway
1/18/2021WinnipegW, 3-2 (OT)Tom WilsonDmitry Orlov
1/22/2021OttawaW, 3-2 (OT)Nicklas BackstromCarl Hagelin