Capitals promote ‘poutine’ on Canadian night, get roasted on Twitter

In a wild back-and-forth game that had 10 Maple Leafs forwards record a point, Alex Ovechkin scored 22 seconds into overtime to get the Capitals a 6-5 win.

The Toronto Maple Leafs were in Washington Tuesday for what turned into an exciting game, with the Leafs blowing three separate leads and ultimately falling 6-5 in overtime.

Since they were hosting the Leafs, the Capitals also had a Canada-themed night at Verizon Center where they played some Tragically Hip and held a maple syrup chugging contest.

They also promoted a themed food for the night — a Canadian favourite, poutine! Or more accurately, their take on poutine.

As any good Canadian knows, poutine is a dense concoction of cheese curds and gravy, so heavy it sticks to the ribs to keep you warm in the winter. Not the healthiest of choices for a meal, poutine is all sorts of goodness and, well, doesn’t at all look like what the Caps were promoting.

And, naturally, they took a good ribbing on Twitter for their take on poutine.

Hey, at least the Capitals won the game.

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