Visiting Pittsburgh Penguins fans have a ritual every time the Pens beat the Capitals at Capital One Arena. The fans will make their way over to the National Portrait Gallery steps, taunting Caps fans as they file out of the arena and make their way home.
After Game One Thursday night, Pens fans chanted YOU CAN’T BEAT US and cheered. The RMNB article covering the taunting caused such a stir that I had to close the comments, which got out of hand.
Sunday, after Washington pulled out a decisive 4-1 win during Game Two, Caps fans reclaimed the steps and loudly chanted LET’s GO CAPS!
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Two confused Penguins fans, wearing the jersey of their favorite team, joined the Caps faithful on the steps.
Photos: Cara Bahniuk
This was a proud moment. The Capitals tied the series and their fans defended the steps.
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