Caps Fans Salute Jay Beagle Tuesday Night (Tribute Video)

On Tuesday night, Jay Beagle returned to Washington but this time in a Vancouver Canucks uniform. The longtime fan favorite who spent 10 seasons with the Capitals ended up signing with Vancouver during the summer and many fans were sad when learning of Beagle’s departure. Whether you marveled at his hard work ethic on the ice or were touched by Beagle’s kindness toward the Caps fanbase, Tuesday would certainly be an emotional night for both Beagle himself and the Caps organization as a whole. 

Beagle met with the media before the game and expressed how strange it was to be heading to Capital One Arena, but going a different direction to the visitor’s locker room. Beagle spoke to the media before the game and noted he didn’t look at the Stanley Cup championship banner yet but that he would.

Beagle also joked that he would have to hide his head during the video tribute. Who blames him?! Beagle, like Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, and Braden Holtby, has been an integral part of the Caps’ success over the last decade that ultimately resulted in a Stanley Cup.

Warmups was the fans’ first look at Beags in a Canucks sweater. Beagle was all smiles reuniting with the fans again and took some time on his way back to the dressing room to thank the crowd. Many signs were present during warmups thanking him. Reading signs is one of Beagle’s favorite activities during warmups and finally there were signs all about him.

Beagle was in the starting lineup and fans cheered when his name was announced. The game began with Beagle losing the opening face-off to Nicklas Backstrom. Less than seven minutes in and the moment we’ve all been waiting for had arrived. It was time for the Beagle tribute video.

Things got really dusty inside Capital One Arena. The fans gave Beagle a rousing ovation and Alex Ovechkin went over to give Beags a hug! Tom Wilson was lurking behind giving a love tap with his stick.

Beagle didn’t play in the Caps previous game against the Canucks as he suffered an early season injury so this was the first time he faced his former team. After getting presented his Stanley Cup ring in Vancouver on that October night, Caps fans finally go to salute their household center’s name.

FiCP would like to thank Jay Beagle for everything he’s done for the Washington Capitals organization. Once a Capital, always a Capital.

 

 

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