The Washington Capitals will be giving away specially designed rally towels again tonight for Game Four.
The Capitals are partnering with WMATA to promote the DC Metro.
WMATA announced on Thursday that it’s closing the Smithsonian and Arlington Cemetery rail stations to prevent locals from making Cherry Blossom trips during the coronavirus pandemic. The Cherry Blossoms at the Tidal Basin are reaching peak bloom and have reached the penultimate stage: “puffy white.” According to the Washington Post, peak bloom will happen in the next few days.
“We’ll do cherry blossoms another time,” Metro wrote on its Twitter account, adding that “Metro is for essential trips only.”
A year after honoring the Washington Capitals with a commemorative SmarTrip card (that we helped create), WMATA is doing the same for the Washington Nationals.
The Nationals’ World Series Champion SmarTrip cards are available for $10 and come preloaded with $8 worth of Metro fare. As with all SmarTrip cards, Metro charges $2 to to cover the cost of production.
Tom Wilson recently shot a commercial for the DC Metro, which promotes vigilance among passengers. In his promotion of the 30-second clip on social media, Wilson gave a ridiculous shoutout to TJ Oshie for the forward’s viral trip on the Metrorail during the 2018 Stanley Cup Final.
“Thanks to @tjoshie7 for lending me the keys to his gameday ride,” Wilson joked on Instagram.
Tom Wilson filmed a commercial for WMATA in mid-June at Metro’s Greenbelt Railyard. Metro teased Capitals fans with photos then, but on Wednesday, the 30-second clip finally began airing on Metro trains.
In the clip, Wilson plays off his penchant for protecting his teammates on the ice by preaching vigilance on Metro trains.
The highly marketable, highly handsome Tom Wilson is back in the digital marketing game. Wilson filmed an ad for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority or WMATA, the organization that runs the DC Metro.
“@tom_wilso recently visited Metro’s Greenbelt Railyard,” WMATA wrote on social media. They also posted some photos.
On Thursday, the Toronto Maple Leafs held their annual community outdoor practice at Toronto City Hall. While you might usually think, “Oh, that’s cool. Their annual outdoor practice. Neat.” I’m here to let you know it was even cooler than you think.
Prior to Games Three and Four of the Capitals’ Stanley Cup Final, TJ Oshie and Matt Niskanen were spotted taking the Metro to Capital One Arena. Oshie hit a bit of a snafu en route to Game Four however, when he learned upon exiting that his farecard was 35 cents short.
After the viewing party for Game Five sold out in just minutes, the Metro has announced that the system will stay open one hour later than normal when the Capitals have the chance to win it all on Thursday night.
The deal with Monumental Sports and Entertainment marks the first time that the Metro has ever extended its hours for an away game.
Capitals star forward TJ Oshie rode Metro to Games Three and Four of the Stanley Cup Final with Caps fans. That transportation decision proved to be one of the most viral storylines of the Stanley Cup Final, especially on Monday when Oshie needed help getting through the gates of the Gallery Place stop because he was 35 cents short on exit fare. After generously being helped by Metro staff, Oshie exited the station and would later score a goal in the first period of Game Four. You can’t make this stuff up.
Tuesday morning, Metro announced through its Twitter account that if the Caps win the Stanley Cup, the company will honor Oshie in a spectacular way. WMATA will make a commemorative smartrip card in Oshie’s honor.
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