In a season following the first Stanley Cup in Washington Capitals history, why not try to repeat everything that happened the year before?
And we do mean everything.
For the second time in as many seasons, forward Brett Connolly has unknowingly left a teammate hanging, only for that teammate to fist bump himself.
Last season, the victim was Evgeny Kuznetsov. Connolly later tweeted an apology, claiming "next time."
Well, next time came on Friday -- but this time, poor Jakub Vrana got the cold shoulder.
The only possible conclusion we can draw is that Connolly is incredibly superstitious and sees this as a small but crucial way to ensure a successful Stanley Cup title defense.
Or maybe Connolly is just really, really oblivious when it comes to fist bumps?