Everybody Was There! Hockey Night in America. 21 October 2017
On the evening of 21 October 2017, I took my family to Washington Capitals vs. Florida Panthers @ Capital One Arena in Washington DC. That same night, our RiffRaff brothers and sisters in Florida attended Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Shittsburgh Penguins @ Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The teams who were playing the second night of a back-to-back both played like trash and lost badly (I am gonna write about the concept of the Schedule Loss very soon), but for our friends in Tampa that meant a 7-1 beating of the two-time defending Stanley Cup champion Pens. For the Caps it meant an uninspired 4-1 loss at home. The good news is that my 2yo son LOVED it. We have a hockey fan for life I think. Anyway, enjoy the gallery below:
Also, a tradition at Caps games where we “rock the red” is to scream RED at the appropriate moment during the National Anthem. Check out this video if you are unclear:
Now we come to the Tampa-based RiffRaff going to see the “Bolts” put the smackdown on the road weary Penguins. Good for you, Tampa! And BIG THANKS to Brie, Des, Dusty, and Eric for attending the game and to Dusty for sending the pics and video. Good stuff!