Capitals Honor Brooks Orpik for 1,000 Games Played Prior to Friday’s Game

Before the Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders dropped the puck, veteran defenseman Brooks Orpik was recognized for his recent achievement of playing in 1,000 career NHL games. Orpik accomplished the milestone in Monday night’s 4-1 loss to the St. Louis BluesContinue reading “Capitals Honor Brooks Orpik for 1,000 Games Played Prior to Friday’s Game”

The Pregame: Brooks Orpik to Play in 1,000th NHL Game Tonight

When Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik laces his skates, puts on the home red uniform and takes the ice tonight against the St. Louis Blues at Capital One Arena, it would mark doing so for the 1,000th time. Orpik will become the 330th all-time player, 114th defenseman and 22nd active player to play in 1,000 NHL games.  Continue reading “The Pregame: Brooks Orpik to Play in 1,000th NHL Game Tonight”

The Greatest Show On Ice – Alex Ovechkin

Well, last night was full of awesomeness and greatness. It was so worth braving the cold, snowy rain just to see Ovi score six hundred. Okay, I know I am getting ahead of myself so I will take you back to the beginning before the game and before Ovi scored.

Getting the Ice Ready for Ovi to Score!

That morning I was getting ready to work my day job, and yes I have two jobs that I enjoy.

I was told some years ago by a wise and humble person that whatever you do in this life, make sure you enjoy it. Soon after I was headed to my job as a hostess and on my way there I stopped by Chipotle to get two tacos and the funny thing about me stopping at Chipotle is they know exactly what I want. Once inside I am reminded about where I am.  It’s like I miss the arena; but I don’t. I missed the ringing of the cowbells and the chanting of the fans but the coldness of the ice I don’t miss. 

As the fans started to enter Capital One Arena, my anticipation of the game increased. I was on edge for a good portion of the game just waiting with baited breath for the moment when Ovi would make history. So to make time go somewhat faster, I just went on a short walk through the arena snapping photos. I returned back to the restaurant where fans were still anxiously awaiting Ovi to make history.

img_0151I was standing next to my customer when it happened!! I couldn’t believe it at first so I waited until the replay . That’s when I slid out of my shoes and did my praise dance! I almost took off running but I had to remind myself that I was at work. If I wasn’t at work, I would have been running up and down the restaurant screaming 600 like Quasimodo in the movie Hunchback Of Notre Dame.

While I have seen many jubilant celebrations during my years of working at the Arena, this was different. It was more electric. I gathered my composure and returned back to my hostess stand and the only thought that came to me was R. Kelly’s song I Believe I Can Fly.  I don’t have a reason why.

I can’t wait to for the next Caps game to see Alexander Ovechkin, the greatest player of all time.

And that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Will He Do It????

As I spent my day busy with work, my anticipation for tonight’s Caps game was increasing.  I know there will be those that will doubt what Ovi can do and then there will be the haters. Eiither way he will do it; if not tonight than another night.

ovi practice shot

I know he will because The Ice Is Strong With This One. I know when it gets close to puck drop I will break out in my praise dance because the wait would have become too much for me. My only issue with tonight’s game is, it is a late game and I will have to do everything to stay wake.


But I refuse to miss the moment when the man with the golden hands scores that SIX HUNDRED that will be worth all the caffeine I have to slurp down to stay wake. And yeah, my hubby may look at me side eye because I will be like George Jefferson dancing on the bed like the TV show The Jefferson’s when he scores that Six Hundred.