With 9:34 left in the third period, Alex Ovechkin scored on a breakaway to give the Capitals an emphatic 6-0 lead. After the Caps goal horn sounded, the song The Wicker Man by Iron Maiden was supposed to play.
Instead, the Caps game entertainment crew ran an audible and thew on the Penguins’ goal song.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) November 17, 2016
Caps’ DJ Jordan Greenberg explained why.
Our goal song tape got worn out so we used Pittsburgh's for the 6th one.
— Jordan Greenberg (@JSGreenberg78) November 17, 2016
The Penguins’ goal song is Party Hard by Andrew WK, which was first instituted after a grass-roots campaign by their fans.
The Blackhawks have ‘Chelsea Dagger’ by the Fratellis. The Rangers have ‘Slapshot’ by Bad Apple.
This season, thanks to the enthusiastic campaigning of Pens fans, Pittsburgh now has ‘Party Hard’ by Andrew W.K. as their goal song.
“The coolest part of this has been the fellow fans and their dedication,” said Nicholas Doblick, who came up with the idea. “Their dedication when it was summer and hockey was a distant thought and the way they hounded the Pens social media accounts, season ticket questionnaires, any way that they could cause the organization to take notice. We found a window and kicked it in until it became a door.”
After the Penguins trolled the Capitals about their banners yesterday morning, I think this was the perfect payback.
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