Recent Metro rider TJ Oshie has crashed the net to score the first goal of Game Four.
Capitals forward TJ Oshie rode the Metro again for Game Four. But this time he ran into a special problem when he got out at the Gallery Place stop.
According to Twitter user @CDLori, Oshie was 35 cents short on his fare card. Metro staff had to let him through.
Oshie signed an eight-year, $46 million contract over the offseason.
It’s a few hours before the puck drops for Game Four. Everyone is excited, maybe a bit nervous, and some of us might be a bit hungry.
TJ Oshie’s youngest daughter, and proverbial icon, Leni Oshie is in the “hungry” category as she made her way to Ledo’s Pizza to fuel up with her sister Lyla, her mama Lauren, and her grandma!
Saturday night, the Washington Capitals had longtime host of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak, announce the starting lineups before Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final. Beyond Wonder Woman, Sajak is arguably the team’s most famous fan.
Despite promises from Ted Leonsis that “the game will start on time” and that the “pre-game and game entertainment” would be snappy, Sajak held court for several minutes before introducing the players, talking about his experience as a Caps season-ticket holder.
Ahead of Game Four, the Capitals held their morning skate at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, and there were a few new faces in the stands.
The NHL arranged for some of the top prospects of the upcoming 2018 Draft to attend, including Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who is expected to go first overall.
Evan Bouchard, Noah Dobson, Quintin Hughes, Andrei Svechnikov, Brady Tkachuk, and Filip Zadina were the other prospects invited to observe the Capitals morning skate and meet the team afterwards.
The Washington DC area is head-over-heels in love with its hockey team right now, which is why I wanted to show you the following video.
During the morning skate today, the filled-to-capactiy crowd at Kettler Capitals Iceplex was chanting Let’s Go Caps! That’s neat in its own right. It’s just practice.
What’s significant is that this was happening before the team even came out on the ice.
On Sunday, John Walton announced that Capitals Radio would have a special guest joining them in the booth to call the first period of Game Four: Ron Weber. That name should prove nostalgic to some fans, as Weber was the play-by-play announcer for the Washington Capitals from their inaugural game in 1974. He called a total of 1,936 regular season games over 23 years.
In Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final against the Capitals, the Vegas Golden Knights offense struggled, only generating 22 shots on goal and scoring just once, a layup gift-wrapped by Braden Holtby. Heading into Game Four, the Golden Knights trail in the series 2-1 and, for the first time in franchise history, face a significant uphill climb to win a postseason series.
In order to produce more offense and change the flow of the series, Knights coach Gerard Gallant has shaken up his team’s lines. Forward Tomas Tatar will play after being scratched for the first three games of the series, skating on the third line with Cody Eakin and Ryan Carpenter. It looks as if David Perron, who has skated on the second line during the Stanley Cup Final, will be bumped from the lineup with winger Alex Tuch receiving the promotion to Perron’s spot.
As part of festivities for the Stanley Cup Final, the Capitals will be continuing their in-the-streets festival outside Capital One Arena starting at 4 pm Monday, prior to the team’s Game Four matchup against Vegas. Headlining the activities will be a free concert on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery at 8th and G Streets by Fall Out Boy.
Fans who don’t have a ticket can watch the game on the big board and multiple screens outside Capital One Arena, where the Caps will once again be hosting an outdoor watch party. All Hockey Fest activities are free open to the public.
If you are trying to avoid the masses outside COA, but still want to attend a viewing party with other Caps fans, you can head on over to Farragut Square at 17th and K Streets.
Ahead of Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final, Imagine Dragons performed as part of Vegas’ pregame show. The band, who originally hail from Las Vegas, showed support for their home town team by playing the Capitals’ 2017-18 hype song, “Whatever it Takes.”
Following Imagine Dragons endorsement of the Golden Knights, including frontman Dan Reynolds rocking a Marc-André Fleury jersey, WRNR 103.1 FM have decided to boycott the band for the remainder of the playoffs, and possibly beyond.
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