Some people get to have all the fun -we're talking to you Steve Chenevey! Before the Washington Capitals hit the ice at the Verizon Center Saturday for the first game of the regular season, Steve strapped on his skates, put on his custom jersey, and hit the ice for some drills with the team!
Caps players Jay Beagle and Nate Schmidt showed Steve a few moves and also talked about the new season and the disappointment following last year’s playoff loss.
Schmidt said this year, fans expect a lot more. "I think anytime it comes with expectations, it's a little extra pressure, but we're up for it," he said.
Beagle told Steve that he was 2-years-old when he first hit the ice. "I have a picture just standing there with the puck in front of me holding my stick," he said. He told Steve that in Canada, where he grew up, ice rinks area as common as baseball fields and soccer fields are in the U.S.
He told Steve that last year’s loss was a heartbreaker and that the team uses it to make themselves better. He said that his teammates are a tight group and they have high expectations for themselves this year.
The Capitals will host the New Jersey Devils in the home opener Saturday night at 7 p.m. Click here for more info: http://capitals.nhl.com/
Watch the video for the full interview and for a look at Steve on the ice!