Nationals star Bryce Harper was on hand for the (surprisingly decent) Vegas Golden Knights versus (unsurprisingly mediocre, because it’s D.C.) Washington Capitals game Saturday night, and had the honor of
throwing out the first pitch dropping the first puck, whatever that means.
Harper, wearing a Vegas Golden Knights jersey with Alex Tuch (no idea who that is) on the back, and a cap with a W of sorts that appears to be from the Caps’ 2015 Winter Classic game at Nationals Park, remained mainly neutral (though Harper couldn’t be blamed for being more of a Knights fan than he is Caps fan).
Russian Machine Never Breaks, the premier source for Caps info next to SB Nation’s own Japers’ Rink, approved of the style.
Bryce Harper drops the puck. Gotta respect the jersey/hat combo here. Very politic. https://t.co/VBMp8VzPO3— RMNB (@russianmachine) December 24, 2017
Harper might play for Washington, but his heart lives in Vegas.— Knights On Ice (@knightsonice) December 24, 2017
Overall, Harper kept neutral, even on his Instagram story that night, which began with a shoutout to Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby, and ended with a celebratory post for Vegas’ win.
The GIF of the puck-dropping is below:
Anyways: Tuch essentially opened up the game with a goal for Vegas, who went on to blank Washington 3-0, because that is how D.C. sports work.
Harper apparently wore an Alex Tuch Knights sweater during puck drop and Alex Tuch is now on the scoreboard and if you don't think the DC curse is in play tonight then congrats on your joy.— Regal Beagle (@will_po) December 24, 2017