Captain Alex Ovechkin hadn’t opened practice with a hot lap since Game 6 of the semifinals, when they eliminated the Penguins in Pittsburgh. But after a Game 5 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, it was time for a new skater before Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. 

As is tradition, the team switched up the skater taking the first lap after a road loss. 55-year-old head coach, Barry Trotz, was the man chosen for the hot lap. 

“We had to change. We lost here last time,” Trotz said after practice. “I look at it real simply: They called my number. At this time of year, you’re all-in. I was ready.”  

Of course the fans had some fun with the old man taking the hot lap. Check out some of the funnier tweets below: