Capitals player mistakes car for Uber, gets ride anyway

Andrew Joseph

6:27 p.m. ET Feb. 13, 2017

Washington Capitals left wing Andre Burakovsky (65) looks on from the bench against the Florida Panthers in the first period at Verizon Center. The Capitals won 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Washington Capitals forward Andre Burakovsky thought he was getting in an Uber on Sunday. That didn’t happen. Instead, he jumped inside some random person’s car in Washington D.C.

No worries, though. He still got a lift.

According to the Washington Post, Burakovsky mistook Manny Nicolas’ black Infinity for his Uber. After Burakovsky introduced himself, Nicolas agreed to drive the Capitals forward back to his apartment in Northern Virginia.

The forward from the Capitals @andreburakovsky thought my car was Uber. You know I had to drop him off #epicnight #thecapitals #NHL

Nicolas lives in Silver Spring, Md., but he didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to help a Capitals player get home.

He did say that it wasn’t the first time his car had been mistaken for an Uber, but he probably won’t get in the habit of giving free lifts.

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