When focusing on the Penguins, HBO has spent an awful lot of time discussing the team's facial hair. After a segment on Dan Blysma's "Steel City Fairytale" and Matt Cooke, the toothless aggitating "moustache boy," 24/7 turned its attention to Alex Ovechkin, his sponsorship deal with Gillette and a brief shot of the Russian star shaving in his underwear. HBO showed a flurry of Ovechkin's career highlights. Famously passing the puck off the boards and back to himself before falling to his butt and scoring anyway, Ovechkin is a human highlight reel.
HBO turned next to Nicklas Backstrom and his charitable service around the city of D.C. Backstrom was shown skating in at the Sculpture Garden with fans, sharing a few nice moments in the cold.
Newcomer Scott Hannan was also featured. Hannan has the unfortunate coincidence of arriving in D.C. at the same time as the start of Capitals' losing streak. Said Hannan, "It's better this happens now so we can deal with it, sort things out, and then we'll be ready for the playoffs." Hannan was shown looking for a home to rent with his wife and 10-month old son.