WASHINGTON — “Sit down, little boy!” 5-foot-9 Conor Sheary shouts from the Washington Capitals bench as one of many great chirps in his arsenal for Wednesday’s rivalry showdown against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sheary, who won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins, was “mic’d up” as part of NHL on TNT’s active tracks. And he delivered right from the get-go.
On the opening draw, Sheary lined up alongside former teammate Jake Guentzel, immediately starting with the young star.
“Jake n’ Bake, you wanna go?” he asked, chirping some more before asking if he wants to go again.
The rest was pure gold.
Sit down, LITTLE BOY! 🤣
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There was a little bit of everything from No. 73, who has gone from a late 2020 signee to one of Washington’s most versatile and vital players. He came up with some big blocks and plays in the defensive zone, played on a couple of different line combinations and ended up picking up a couple of prime scoring chances, along with a hit, takeaway and two blocks through 17:44. He also had a somewhat controversial hit on Filip Hallander.
At one point, Sheary let out a long “ugh” from the bench to express his frustration. But by far his best moment, through the on-ice shouts and encouragement for his teammates, was watching the Capitals win the physical battle against Pittsburgh.
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Alex Ovechkin and company, despite the defeat, piled on the hits, delivering huge checks on the likes of Jason Zucker and more. At one point, Sheary shouted “sit down, little boy!” from the bench to let one of the Penguins skaters know that he’d just got leveled. It’s unclear who he was talking about. The shortest player on the Penguins is Josh Archibald at 5-10.
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While the final result wasn’t great, there were some highlights that the Capitals got from the game, and that includes the chirps from No. 73 and the heavy hits from the rivalry showdown. Washington and Pittsburgh doesn’t meet again until January.