Matt Hendricks said the hardest part about climbing aboard the Capitals charter flight to Nashville Monday afternoon was leaving his wife, Kim, and their four-day-old twins, Lennon and Gunnar.
The good thing is that my wife has plenty of help at home, Hendricks said.
Hendricks clarified some confusion over the twins, saying Lennon, who was born first, is a girl, and Gunnar, is a boy. Originally, both twins were reported as boys.
He said his mother- and father-in-law will assist his wife with the newborns, along with some other help provided by teammates wives and girlfriends.
Ill be with my team, but shell have plenty of support from her own team, said Hendricks, who added that twins run in his family. Its tough to leave them but I know theyre in good hands.