Start your countdown, because the 2018-19 season will be here sooner than you know it. On Monday, the Capitals officially announced their schedule for the 2018 preseason.
U2 performed two consecutive soldout shows at Capital One Arena this week, and lead singer Bono did not forget about the Washington Capitals.
While performing a Beautiful Day Monday night, Bono gave a quick shoutout to the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals.
WTOP’s Ben Raby did some research and pieced together what appears to be most, if not all, of the Capitals’ preseason schedule for the 2018-19 season.
As of right now, the defending champions will play seven preseason games. That schedule includes home-and-home dates against the Boston Bruins, Carolina Hurricanes, and St. Louis Blues. The Capitals will also face the Montreal Canadiens in Quebec City – a rumored destination for an expansion team sometime in the future. The game will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Centre Vidéotron, which holds a capacity of 18,259 people.
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.
Set to Mumford & Sons’ I Will Wait, the Capitals released their final video of the 2018 postseason, celebrating the franchise’s first Stanley Cup championship.
I know many of you have cried. Now please prepare to cry some more.
With a win tonight, the Washington Capitals would become Stanley Cup champions. That is an insane thing to type and it appears I’m not the only one feeling anxious, jittery, and proud.
So let’s do something powerful together. Let’s share how each of us are repping or supporting the Caps today in the comments below.
The Washington Capitals have an opportunity to raise the Stanley Cup for the very first time in team history if they can defeat the Vegas Golden Knights tonight in Game Five.
Beyond the road wins, hot laps, and Alex Ovechkin’s GIF-worthy reactions, there’s been nothing more synonymous with the team’s thrilling playoff run than the team’s powerful intro video that’s aired during home games.
Using a quiet soundtrack that builds to a loud crescendo, the video captures the DC area and the Capitals game experience while using clips of the team’s players and coaches from when they were young and showing how they’ve matured to now.
Wednesday afternoon, Caps fans sold out Capital One Arena in just a few minutes after the Washington Capitals put up tickets for a free watch party. The Caps can clinch the organization’s first Stanley Cup with a victory in Las Vegas.
According to a release from the team and first reported by the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg, 70,000 people logged on to try and snag any of the available tickets.
To put that in perspective, that’s nearly four sold out Capital One Arenas.
Again: for a watch party, not a hockey game.
On Tuesday, the Capitals announced that they would be holding a viewing party at Capital One Arena for Game Five. However, fans wanting to attend would need to purchase a free ticket via Ticketmaster, starting at 1 PM on Wednesday.
In anticipation of the Capitals doing the thing on Thursday, fan demand to be in the arena crashed Ticketmaster. Twenty minutes later, the Capitals Twitter account confirmed that all tickets had sold out.
The Stanley Cup will be at T-Mobile Arena Thursday night as the Washington Capitals try to close out the Vegas Golden Knights in five games.
If the Caps lose and the series gets extended, Game Six at Capital One Arena will be the most expensive game to get into in NHL history.
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