The Washington Capitals — in an effort to match the Vegas Golden Knights’ extraordinary pregame shows in the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final — brought in Pat Sajak for Game 3 on Saturday night in Washington.
That’s right. Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak.
Now, Sajak is an avid Capitals fan. He and his family have held season tickets for 13 years. And he hosts a game show, meaning he should be fine to announce the starting lineups.
Except it didn’t quite go over well.
Sajak introduced both lineups Saturday night, though struggled to get Vegas’ Brayden McNabb’s name right — and assumed the boos coming from the fans were directed at him.
— Rob Taub (@RTaub_) June 3, 2018
The whole thing was just awkward, and extremely underwhelming compared to Vegas’. Naturally, Twitter was not a fan.
you vs the pre game they told you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/LLo4kkotta
— Tony X. (@soIoucity) June 3, 2018
Shade at Vegas' pregame. Meanwhile all the Caps had was Pat Sajak and trumpets and it lasted almost exactly as long. Um. Wow.
— scf-shawn tempesta (@ShawnTempesta) June 3, 2018
literally everyone right now…pat sajak?!?! pic.twitter.com/b6oK4WYDJF
— Kelly Campbell LFL (@kellyk_campbell) June 3, 2018
— (@ArdaOcalTV) June 3, 2018
The Capitals deserve to lose just for that whole Pat Sajak thing
— Stephen Gross (@Stephen_Gross23) June 3, 2018
Pat Sajak fell a little flat. Like only getting one half of the car when spinning the wheel before the show ends.
— Kevin Bolinger (@KevinFOX5Vegas) June 3, 2018
Apparently Capitals star Alex Ovechkin didn’t like it, either.
Vegas may have a lot of cool stuff but D.C. has…
Pat Sajak, a season-ticket holder for 13 seasons!
— Wakanda's #1 Worker's Comp Lawyer #VIBRANIUMHURTS (@cedfunches) June 3, 2018
Though there were plenty of Wheel of Fortune jokes to go around, too.
Speaking of Pat Sajak, did you know that no Capitals fans have been able to solve this puzzle? pic.twitter.com/FK8kFrKvpb
— Jim (@SportsingJim) June 3, 2018
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