Wednesday, April 2, 2008

4-1 in a Caps wonderland

You almost never get a regular season game like that. With 2 games left in the season, a dominant 4-1 win puts us in a tie for first in the division, and gives the Caps a realistic shot at the playoff for the first time in 5 years. The rawkus (yes, that is the correct spelling in my book and forever will be) playoff atmosphere set the tone from the start and never let up. From pregame chanting outside the arena to the cheers of DC's cultured hockey fans who are as loud after a killed penalty as they are a goal, to the shouts of MVP drowning out the PA system for the last 5 minutes of the game after Ove's 63rd, the experience was truly cathartic. Who knows where they'll go from here, but it's pretty amazing to witness the collective explosion of joy from a beaten down fanbase just trying to dream of the playoffs and the chance to watch the best player on the earth find that 7th gear. Who knows what the next week will bring, but for now... what a night.

1 comment:

  1. You should thank the Pens for taking care of Philly on Wednesday night, too.

    And it's great to see hockey alive again in DC, although it shouldn't take a playoff run to bring the crowds in. Ove is well worth the price of admission, even when they weren't winning.