Capitals fans name first born after Holtby, Ovechkin

BY foxsports • February 2, 2016

Two Washington Capitals fans showed their love of their favorite NHL team by naming their first-born child after two of its stars.

Braden Alexander was born in December to proud parents Katie and Daniel, who aren't shy about rooting for the Metropolitan Division-leading Capitals. Katie's favorite player is Braden Holtby while Daniel openly roots for captain Alex Ovechkin.

Via Russian Machine Never Breaks:

"With her love of Holtby, my wife kept tossing in the name Braden, so I figured if she's allowed to use her favorite then I'm going to throw in Alexander. When we finally said it out loud a few times we came to the official conclusion: If we ever had a son, we'd name him Braden Alexander."

The stork paid a visit shortly after the Capitals dropped a 4-1 decision to the Florida Panthers on Dec. 10. Ovechkin scored Washington's lone goal in that contest, but Holtby received a rare night off.

Apparently, Holtby - or more likely Katie - had other pressing matters.