The Washington Capitals opened their second round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night. The red glow returned to Verizon Center with the glow-stick giveaway, but the big addition to the pregame festivities is the light show on the ice. For most arenas, this is nothing new but for Verizon Center it’s a first. It definitely adds another element to the light show that proceeds the teams taking the ice. No better way to introduce it than Game One of Round 2 to get all the fans on their feet.
Though the game didn’t go the Capitals’ way in the end, the fans were treated to Evgeny Kuznetsov’s epic bird walk celebration when he tied the game at two.
Each playoff game I try to take a new approach to capturing warmups. For the series against Toronto, I was behind the tunnel so this series I took a spot in front. So as you prep for tonight’s Game 2, take a few minutes and check out this collection from Game 1: