The NHL continued its Winter Classic series on New Year's Day with the Capitals hosting the Blackhawks at Nationals Park, and with a 1 p.m. ET start planned, there was a lot of concern of how glare might affect the players.
Karl Alzner decided to take the light out of the equation with style by wearing a pair of sunglasses on the ice.
The defenseman told The Washington Post that the sunglasses came as part of a gift bag from the team's trainers and that they "did the trick" while he was out on the temporary rink.
The Capitals won the 2015 edition of the Winter Classic 3-2, with Troy Brouwer putting in a game-winning goal with 13 seconds left in regulation.
- Brendan Maloy