Capitals winger Joel Ward tells WSJ: 'Hockey is for everybody'

Joel Ward, Washington Capitals.

“Hockey is for everybody,” Washington Capitals winger Joel Ward tells Lee Hawkins of The Wall Street Journal.{ }

WSJ has released the video of Hawkins interviewing Ward after he was targeted with racist tweets by some Boston Bruins fans when he scored the game-winning goal in Game 7, knocking the defending Stanley Cup champion Bruins out of the playoffs.

Tonight the Caps play the New York Rangers in another Game 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Ward says he wants to encourage more black kids to play hockey.

“I’m a black player playing in a white man’s game,” Ward says to Hawkins. “I kinda know what I’ve kinda signed up for all these years playing hockey.”