The Washington Capitals are opening their first-round series against the Toronto Maple Leafs a day late. This is due to a previously scheduled concert at Verizon Center headlined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Wednesday night, the Peppers said they were sorry in the most Peppers way possible. The band saluted the Capitals during their encore.
According to reader Peter Schwarz, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer returned to the stage wearing a Caps home jersey of Alex Ovechkin.
“How about them, Caps?” one of the Peppers screamed into the microphone as a cameraman zoomed into Klinghoffer’s jersey.
Anthony Kiedis then began performing the band’s hit Give It Away. At the end of their encore, the Peppers said that they hoped it would be the Capitals’ year since it’s the 20th time they had visited DC on tour.
“Something special can happen,” they said.
According to reader Sam Vaid, as drummer Chad Smith threw out his sticks into the crowd, he asked if this was the Caps season. The crowd went nuts.
This is the second time in less than a year that Klinghoffer has worn an Ovechkin jersey. In August, the Peppers headlined the Park Live Festival in Moscow and the guitarist wore an Ovechkin Russian National Team jersey.
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