The most viral story coming into the Eastern Conference Final had nothing to do with hockey.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are enforcing a dress code for approximately 10 percent of the Amalie Arena crowd at playoff games. Those fans, despite paying lots and lots of money for tickets, can’t wear an opposing team’s jersey or rock their colors. Here is the actual proof.
So as I watched Lightning fans and their sea of blue bolt towards the exits, it felt kind of like karma.
The crowd could not get out of the arena fast enough after Brett Connolly made it 6-2 with 7:03 remaining in the third period.
Four minutes left in game two of the Eastern Conference final. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/ZbPaEl4oDa
— Mike Corcoran (@MikeCorcoranNHL) May 14, 2018
The Capitals also recently sent Penguins fans packing early last season when they forced a Game Seven with a dominating 5-2 win at PPG Paints Arena.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) May 9, 2017
The Capitals have won seven of eight away games during this year’s playoff run. They eliminated both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins with road victories.
That must not be very fun to watch as fans of the opposing teams, but very fun as a player of the Washington Capitals.
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