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Pregame on the VC Scoreboard

Pregame on the VC Scoreboard

Last night, Robin and I took part in what has become our new tradition, celebrate our anniversary with the opening of hockey season. The Caps put on a show against the Bruins in their opener on the road and were coming home to face the Leafs. The only real question was if the Maple Leafs propensity for violence could put the Caps off their game and literally beat them into submission (especially without long time enforcer Donald Brashear). Coming back for our second year as season ticket holders, we greeted others who would be sharing our section for the next 42 games and settled into our now familiar vantage from the upper deck. Everyone loves the on the ice feel of the lower bowl, but sitting at the blue line in the front rows of the mezzanine means we have a great view of the whole ice and get to see every play develop from corner to corner. This meant that we had  a great view of the first two periods as the Caps precision passing and sound defense (yes, sound defense) gave them a 6-1. Unfortunately, it also meant we could clearly see the wide open passing lanes and poor positioning that allowed the Leafs to make the score much closer than the game seemed. All in all, it was a great night to be in Chinatown.

Yes she blinked, but we only took one cause we wanted to get dinner!

Yes she blinked, but we only took one cause we wanted to get dinner!

Opening faceoff at VC 2009-10

Opening faceoff at VC 2009-10

VC Rocking the Red

lVC Rocking the Red

Update: WeLoveDC used the opening faceoff as part of their Weekend Flashback 10/2-10/4/09! WeLoveDC loves my hockey pics, apparently even when I  take them with Robin’s pink camera.

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Skate! Harder!

Skate! Harder!

Today, Robin and I joined several hundred other Caps fans on top of Ballston Mall at Kettler Capitals Iceplex to see the first official practice of the 2009-2010 season. It was a festive occasion as fans cheered for great saves and goals, while the players skated hard in their drills. The autograph hounds were also out early looking to be one of the first to update their collection with one of the new prospects or off season additions. Groups A and C looked fairly solid, but Group B looked a little rough. For complete coverage, check out the Washington Post’s Caps Insider or one of the many (many, many) Caps Blogs. The Red Wings held their first scrimmage today, but unfortunately day trips to The Joe are out of the question until I become independently wealthy and get my own private jet.

Early Risers fill the Stands

Early Risers fill the Stands

He goes for the deflection

He goes for the deflection

Lisa Hillary Interviews John Carlson

Lisa Hillary Interviews John Carlson

Carlson signed for a short time

Carlson signed for a short time

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One of the many views of the Capital from Nats Stadium!

One of the many views of the Capital from Nats Stadium

This image was featured on DCist.com for the Morning Roundup on Aug. 18th 2009.

A youngster watches the 4th of July Fireworks light up the Washington Monument

A youngster watches the 4th of July Fireworks light up the Washington Monument

Welovedc.com used this as part of their weekend roundup fireworks edition for July 3rd – July 5th 2009. Also take a look at Chris’ photo too!

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