As the Washington Capitals waited to take the ice for their pregame skate against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Alex Ovechkin and Tom Wilson tried to get Axel Jonsson-Fjallby to share the secret behind his famous flow.
In a hilarious conversation posted on the team’s Twitter, Ovechkin kicked off the conversation surrounding AJF’s signature long, blonde hair.
“What kind of shampoo you use today?” Ovechkin asked.
AJF flashed a smile and told him it is whatever is on hand at the ice rink. An impressed Ovechkin took his word for it, but Tom Wilson wanted more information.
“Don’t lie to us,” Wilson accused. “You didn’t use Dial.”
“I don’t know the name,” Jonsson-Fjallby responded.
Ovechkin chimed in that his go-to is head and shoulders. Wilson then decided that regardless, AJF’s lettuce is one of the best in the game.
“It doesn’t matter for him what he uses. It’s just… it’s always beautiful,” Wilson said.
Meanwhile, Vitek Vanecek can be seen in the background completely oblivious to the conversation as he locked in with his pregame routine.
a v important convo on axel's flow pic.twitter.com/2MDcYfw77q
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 15, 2022
Jonsson-Fjallby went on to score his first NHL goal en route to a 4-3 shootout victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday. He is the ninth Capitals rookie to score a goal this season. During his postgame presser, Wilson caught him with a shaving cream pie. The Gillette ultimately got in his hair, but the flow remained intact.
“It felt good. I felt like it took me long enough. But it was a great feeling,” AJF said of his first NHL marker.
He now has three points in 14 NHL appearances. He is likely sticking around for the remainder of the 2021-22 campaign with Carl Hagelin out indefinitely following surgery for a “serious” eye injury.