Intern Diary #4: Photo Fun and Silver Medals

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A picture that I took of Dustin Penner and Eric Fehr, which Penner posted on Instagram.

BY TAYLOR LEWIS

ICYMI:

Capitals Proposals (including how Mike Green and Braden Holtby proposed)

Frozen Four picks (including non-NCAA alum, Connor Carrick)

Behind-the-scenes of the team photo

Some Silver

It is an odd feeling to be happy when everyone around you is just shy of clinically depressed. But that was my situation in last night’s loss.

Before he was traded away, I was a big Cody Eakin fan and remain so. It was nice to see him at Verizon and take a few penalties to give the Caps a chance against Dallas. But it was not his return that highlighted my night.

Julie Chu and Hilary Knight of the American Olympic women’s hockey team attended the game, partly to donate to the MSE Foundation. I was offered a chance to be present for their interview with Monumental Network, and got relieved from my normal intermission duties to go.

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Washington’s NCAA Alumni Pick Frozen Four Champs

BY TAYLOR LEWIS

The French have Mardi Gras. The Irish have St. Patrick’s Day.

We Americans have March Madness.

But in the shadow of the annual celebration of college basketball, lost bets and expected yet rarely predicted upsets lays another NCAA tournament—the Frozen Four.

As the American hockey landscape improves, so do its college programs. More and more NCAA players are breaking into the NHL, so it comes as no surprise that the Caps currently employ six former students.

The first round of the national championship begins Friday, so I asked some of Washington’s alumni to fill out hockey brackets.

Jay Beagle - University of Alaska-Anchorage

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