As we said in our story before the game, Nate Schmidt‘s entire family flew to Washington D.C. to see him make his NHL debut against the Colorado Avalanche. Parents Tom and Joanne, as well as his brother Mike, flew from their home in Minnesota. His sister Emily, in medical school in Arizona, got out of a scheduled surgery so she could show her brother her support.
During the game, Comcast SportsNet found Nate’s family behind the Capitals goal. They looked nervous. Mike, Emily, Joanne, and Tom can be seen sitting above.