Welcome to the show, kid. Now here's a batting helmet and a face full of shaving cream.
The Washington Capitals gave goalie Ilya Samsonov the perfect salute for earning his first win in his NHL debut against the New York Islanders on Friday. He'd already received the postgame award of a Washington Nationals helmet.
Then came forward Tom Wilson wielding a heaping handful of shaving cream as the 22-year-old took questions from reporters.
Samsonov just continued discussing his 25-save, 2-1 win against the New York Islanders like it was no big deal. That's some veteran-like resolve from the new guy.