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History repeats itself as Connolly leaves another Capitals player hanging

Vrana spurned this time around, just as Kuznetsov was last season

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Connolly leaves Vrana hanging

FLA@WSH: Vrana attempts to give Connolly a fist bump

In a scene eerily reminiscent of Evgeny Kuznetsov last season, Jakub Vrana looks to fist-bump Brett Connolly, only to be left hanging

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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.

Tweet from @Capitals: Left hangin AGAIN! @bconnolly8 @JVranaa pic.twitter.com/RlVmG3EH8w

Last season, the victim was Evgeny Kuznetsov. Connolly later tweeted an apology, claiming "next time."

Tweet from @bconnolly8: Next time 👊👊👊👊👊👊@Kuzya92

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?

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