Tomorrow night the Caps celebrate the nation of Canada with Canadian Heritage Night as the boys in red take on the Vancouver Canucks. Hockey Mom will definitely be raising her glass to our friends up north who introduced us to the greatest game on earth! And to my Canucks-loving sister in female fandom and author of the hilarious Hockey & High Heels, Lisa Ovens. Best of luck Lisa, you're gonna need it :P
Though HM is a die-hard Caps fan, as a mom of twin hockey boys, I have a soft spot for Vancouver's Sedin twins. My boys also play on the same line - just like the Sedins, Daniel and Henrik, and lip off to anyone taking liberties with their twin bro. Other Canucks the Caps will have to watch out for include the Sedin's fellow linemate Steve Bernier, Mattias Ohlund, Pavol Dimitra and of course, the Canuck's recently appointed captain, Roberto Luongo. An interesting tidbit for all of you new fans out there in hockeyland - as a goalie, Roberto Luongo is not able to wear the captain's "C" on his jersey. He's also not allowed to leave the net to address any "situations" with the officials, so the assistant captains will have to step in.
So while I'll be rocking the red in front of my t.v., I'll be watching those shifty Sedin twins, and of course taking lots of notes to pass on my own twin players. Here is one of the best commercials the NHL created last season featuring the "Swedish twins" - enjoy!