The wheels came off the Washington Capitals last night, when they were forced from the playoffs by 8 seeded Montreal.
Clearly, forward Brooks Laich was paying attention, cause he was very helpful when someone else’s wheels came off later in the evening.
The Wangemanns â€” who are big Capitals fans â€” had hit a pothole on the way home from the game and had a flat tire. They had already called for assistance but had been told it would be a while before help arrived.
â€œWe were getting a little spooked,â€ Mary Ann Wangemann told D.C. Sports Bog. â€œYou feel pretty vulnerable right there.â€
Laich, who scored Washingtonâ€™s only goal in the 2-1 loss, installed the spare tire and even apologized to the pair for the teamâ€™s surprise early playoff exit during the 40-minute encounter.
It’s not like he had to get up for practice or anything this morning.