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Capitals look to join esports craze with Caps Gaming

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Times

ARLINGTON After practice Wednesday, Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov got to unwind the way many 20-somethings choose to relax: by playing some video games. But this was no casual task. Kuznetsov took on one of the top "NHL 20" players in the world.

John Casagranda, known by his gamertag "JohnWayne," joined him online and played from his home in Anchorage, Alaska. First, both played as the Capitals; Kuznetsov scored twice in the first period, but went on to lose, 6-2. Then they t...