From the streets outside of Capital One Arena to the seats inside, there was a familiar buzz of playoff excitement. FiCP was there to catch all the energy in the atmosphere. It was another nail-biter game and yet fans seems confident that the Capitals would walk away with a win and the Caps did not disappoint. The match against the Carolina Hurricanes went to OT and Brooks Orpik became the star of the night with the OT goal!
Even before the game started, fans were rocking the red, lined up and cheering to get in to witness history in the making.
Once inside fans got to see Nick Backstrom repeat his performance from Thursday with the first goal of the night. TJ Oshie made it 2-0 Washington and Lucas Wallmark turned it into a 2-1 game by the end of the first.
It was just so much fun all afternoon and into the evening.
The second period felt a lot like game one – full of struggle. Sebastian Aho got on the board to tie it up 2-2. Come the third period and Tom Wilson added a goal which Jordan Staal answered with one of this own to tie it up again. 3-3 as the third period ended.
Into Overtime the Caps and Canes went. Orpik did his thing – surprising darn near everyone. The CELEBRATION was great.
Outside the fans exploded onto the street. Cheers of BACK TO BACK could be heard for miles – we’re sure.
Off to Raleigh go the Caps to hopefully win two more!
The first game of the first round of the 2019 NHL Playoffs and the Washington Capitals proved they still have what it takes to win. They made it look easy at points and at points fans were on the edge of their seats. The Caps brought a sweet 4-2 defeat over the Carolina Hurricanes. Continue reading “It’s Been A Year and the Capitals Still Have It”
So much good to say about the Capitals tonight! It was a tight match. The Capitals needed a win to hang onto that first place position in the Metropolitan. They did not clinch their playoff berth yet; however, they kept that first place spot for one more night. Final score 4-1.
First- it was Evgeny Kuznetsov Bird Man Bobble Head Night! He may not have scored but he did have three assist points.
Last game the Caps were in their whites- we confess, we kept getting confused. This time the Hurricanes and Caps were in white/red red/white Jerseys and it took a hot minute to figure out who was who. Until the Capitals scored! Continue reading “Caps Take the Wind Out of Hurricanes”
The Washington Capitals returned to action at Capital One Arena following the NHL holiday break and got a huge 3-1 win over their Metropolitan Division rival Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. It was their third win in a row that saw goals from Chandler Stephenson, T.J. Oshie and John Carlson. Christmas was fun and the Caps had great videos, but it feels good to see them play hockey again.