Late-night fire alarm at Caps hotel raises questions

WASHINGTON — Lack of shut-eye may be partially to blame for the Washington Capitals sleepy performance in Philadelphia, Sunday.

Around 1:30 a.m. Sunday someone pulled the fire alarm at the Philadelphia hotel where the team was staying, sending shirtless Caps spilling into the hotel hallway — an incident that was well-documented on social media.

Alex Ovechkin posted video on his Instagram.

Nice 1.35 am!!!!!

A video posted by Alexander Ovechkin (@aleksandrovechkinofficial) on

Teammate Marcus Johansson tweeted his version of the early-morning wake-up call.

Do all the Capitals sleep shirtless? And who pulled the fire alarm?

Capitals coach Barry Trotz jokingly blamed Flyers fans, according to Comcast SportsNet.

“Flyers fans, they love their hockey, a passionate group,” Trotz said, before the Caps 3-2 loss to the Flyers. “You gotta love that about the hockey frenzy in Philadelphia.”

Neal Augenstein

Neal Augenstein has been a reporter at WTOP since 1997. Through the years, Neal has covered many of the crimes and trials that have gripped the region. Neal's been pleased to receive awards over the years for hard news, feature reporting, use of sound and sports.

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