WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last night Erica and watched the Capitals take revenge on the Hurricanes in splendid fashion, 7-3 (The Post). I was beginning to wonder if they were ever going to win again. Has Alex Ovechkin been held scoreless yet this year?
Some notes from the evening:
Verizon Center was as full as I have seen it in a long time. Apparently the attendance was over 16,000 and that did not seem an inflated number to me. I cannot remember the last time 7th Street was that crowded for a Caps game either.
The college night promotion seemed to have worked. The team picked a good night to win big.
We were seated in the last row of 413, but the seats were decent. I was kind of surprised they were not Eagles Nest tickets at that location.
Apparently, we just missed seeing Rod Langway and some other old-time Caps in the box just behind us. Perhaps another time.
Hearing Kerkraft 420 is a lot more fun than Rock and Roll Part II.I liked hearing it as much as we did :).
I don’t know why some Orioles were introduced on the ‘tron. Naturally, they were booed.
Ben Olson of DC United got a much warmer reception.
I don’t think I have ever seen the Caps score that much. Still, I was hoping Alexander Semin could have gotten another for the hat trick.
There were about as many Whalers jerseys and Hurricanes jerseys.
We were seated right next to the press box.
Other people ran into include DC Sports Chick & Chanuck, Caps Nut, and my brother and his fiancée. We missed MissChatter though.
One annoyance from the evening was Will Call. They are really uptight about giving the tickets to the person whose name is on the credit card. I had to wait an extra 15 minutes in line to get a “supervisor” to break the rule and give me the tickets I ordered with my wife’s credit card. Given the rarity of the Yurasko last name, I think the woman at the window could have taken a shot at letting me have the tickets and saving me the grief.
The variable message sign at Will Call window #10 had customer misspelled.
One big bonus — the season ticket holder next to us won tickets to an upcoming game. Since he did not need them, he handed them to us. Thanks man!
We’ll be back on Feb. 8 vs. Boston.
Hey, I’ve seen that guy on TV!