SI.com Staff
Monday October 27th, 2014

It's been widely said that food is the way to a man's heart, but could it also work when it comes to health and healing?

A pair of Washington Capitals are putting that theory to the test.

Blues' Alex Pietrangelo shaves head to support niece with cancer

Defenseman Mike Green credited banana bread given to him by the neighborhood kids for a goal after a speedy recovery from an upper-body ailment when speaking with Comcast Sportsnet's Al Koken two weeks ago. Teammate and forward Brooks Laich, sidelined by a shoulder injury, got his own dose of medicine from the bakery this week: 21 chocolate chip cookies, matching his jersey number, from some of his own neighborhood kiddos.

Start expecting every ailing NHLer to be asking for prescriptions for delicious baked goods. Fire up the Easy-Bake Ovens, kids!

[h/t to Russian Machine Never Breaks]

-- Whitneigh Kinne

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