Before the Washington Capitals lost to the New York Rangers on Saturday night, fans at Verizon Center were treated to a video package that mashed up Dmitry Orlov’s monstrous hit on Matt Duchene with the Netflix sci-fi hit Stranger Things.
.@orlov_09 knows how to get to the upside down.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) October 22, 2016
In Stranger Things, the “Upside Down” is a parallel universe where (spoiler alert) a little boy has gone missing. His friends search for him, but they quickly realize that getting to the Upside Down would take inhuman abilities and unimaginable power.
They get both in the form of Eleven, a mysterious girl who can wreck house using psychokinesis — moving things with her mind, for example, flipping a box truck like it’s 201-lbs Matt Duchene.
The Caps video package is a montage of the missing boy’s friends speaking with their science teacher about how much energy it would to take to get to the Upside Down, Eleven wrecking a truck that’s chasing her, and footage of the Orlov-Duchene Incident.
(Side-related: The Upside Down seems to be the children’s name for the Vale of Shadows, a Dungeons and Dragons setting that is like a dark mirror of the real world, except decaying and lifeless.)
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