Dustin Penner knows what he wants and he knows how to get it.
The 31-year-old winger, who was recently traded from the Ducks to the Capitals, recently found himself stranded at a grocery store in his new home city of Washington, D.C. So Penner put out a request for help on Twitter.
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 7, 2014
As you may remember, this isn't the first time Penner has taken to Twitter to make an offer in exchange for tickets. Earlier this year he and former teammate Nick Bonino swapped two tickets to an Anaheim game in exchange for a box of cereal.
The ploy worked again, as Penner got several offers via Twitter. The first was from Capitals rookie Tom Wilson:
@Dustinpenner25 rookie duty. Be right there...
— Tom Wilson (@tom_wilso) March 7, 2014
A Washington man named Emilio Delgado also offered to pick Penner up. And after some arranging, that's exactly what happened:
On my way @Dustinpenner25
— Emilio Delgado (@emilio_delgado) March 7, 2014
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 8, 2014
Later, Delgado tweeted a photo of the tickets Penner gave him:
— Emilio Delgado (@emilio_delgado) March 9, 2014
As it turns out, Delgado got to see a thrilling game. Down 0-2 going into the third period, the Capitals came back and notched three goals in the final session to down the Phoenix Coyotes, 3-2. Penner played about 11 minutes and notched one shot. On the season Penner has 13 goals and 19 assists in 52 games.
Penner has now used Twitter to score Cap'n Crunch and a ride from the grocery store. Perhaps he should consider using it to find a place to stay in D.C.
Not gonna let me sleep on the couch I see. Prepare to be ding dong ditched!! pic.twitter.com/is9woHYQfd
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) March 9, 2014