Saturday night’s game was only one part of the winning story. The entire Verizon Center came dressed in red and fans were full of hope and positive that their hockey team was going to win and not be eliminated.
At the Caps practice facility, Kettler Iceplex, fans put up signs saying “We Believe.” And fans shouted words of encouragement to the Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin as he ran to his car, “You got this Ovi!”
It seems like all over the DMV Caps fans were sending good thoughts and showing their RED pride to our team and it worked!
There are some great Caps’ traditions: the signs, RED faces and hair paint, “More Cowbells,” the Horn Guy, Man in Red, Unleashing the Fury with Wes Johnson, shouting “Red!!” during the National Anthem. Its letting the Ref know he’s not doing a good job with a rousing “Ref you suck” chant on those more challenging games of not getting penalty calls and even turning the chicken dance song into a version of “The Flyers Suck!”
Caps fans find ways to be creative to show their team pride. Young and old, they all rush get down to the glass for warm-ups to cheer our team on, show off homemade signs made to with a sense of humor or to let a player know they appreciate them.
This season we even had custom made t-shirts of players names and even their faces!
You better believe that even when the visiting teams fans start chanting for their team in OUR house, Caps fans drown them out right away!
From new fans just starting out, to those that have been with this team from day one, Caps fans are the best! We love our Washington Capitals and are so proud to show it in many ways!!
Keep ROCKING THE RED fans and sending those positive vibes!