Caps-Pens Rivalry Night in Photos

After a sluggish few games where Caps fans were asking “what the heck is going on?” the Caps bounced back against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. The 7-1 game sent a message across the league that the Washington Capitals should still be considered a threat to opponents.

Mel Abernethy caught some great moments from the game that we just have to share with you–because there can never be enough photos of the Caps beating the Pens!

The Caps were in a great mood before the game and the fans were really into it too.

When Caleb Green’s mic went out, the fans stepped it up to sing the national anthem. We’d love to see this every game!

Warming up to score:

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The Pens were there; we have proof:

Matt Murray took a stick to the face from his own man (Evgeni Malkin) and was replaced by Marc Andre-Fleury. Neither goaltender had the power to stop the onslaught of shots on goal (39) from the Caps.

In the end, it was all about the way the Caps played: they played like a team committed to winning. Fans at Verizon were excited beyond belief as the team scored short and then kept on scoring. THESE are the Caps we were looking for.

Our two favorite shots of the night? Pierre McGuire drooling over TJ Oshie and Sidney Crosby being Sidney Crosby…

The Man Behind the Mic: Meet Master Sgt. (Retired) Caleb Green

Meeting Caleb Green

Many of you know Caleb Green as one of the primary singers of the national anthem at Washington Capitals’ home games. We have the pleasure of sitting in a section that Master Sargent (Retired) Green, frequently visits, so we thought it would be a great opportunity to let you see the man behind the microphone. We found Caleb to be one of the nicest guys—he will stop and talk with anyone who comes up to him at Verizon Center. When we met with Caleb, the first thing we noticed we all had in common was our glasses. “Right before I retired, my eyes were burning and I thought it was allergies so I get in there and they say Mr. Green you have holes in your retina…So when I first started wearing glasses I nearly killed myself a couple hundred times just walking up the steps,” he said. Continue reading “The Man Behind the Mic: Meet Master Sgt. (Retired) Caleb Green”