Washington, DC – Tonight the Tampa Bay Lighting will come to Washington down two games to none in hopes of getting back on track. Meanwhile, The Capital One Center will “Rocking the Red,” like never before in hopes of inspiring the home team to close things out this week without returning to the Bay Area.
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Sports talk radio has taken a sudden turn to the positive and instead of talking about how the Capitals will blow the lead they are talking about how they can eliminate Tampa Bay Fans calling into The Fan 106.7 FM or ESPN 980 AM are bullish on the Caps, the team with a sudden swagger, now has a fan base with that swagger.
It is not a cockiness but more like a quiet confidence that finally the most successful team in the NHL in the regular season over the past decade with three Presidents Trophy’s, five Southeast and three Metropolitan titles could be getting a chance at a Stanley Cup Finals.
The irony is that if they make it to the finals their opponent could be an old friend George McPhee who help build the Capitals into a perennial Cup favorite. He has been the man who crafted the success of the expansion Vegas Knights.
McPhee took a number of former Capitals front office staff with him to Las Vegas in what is being called by many locals “The Capitals West.”
So, tonight in Chinatown, for the 426th time in a row the Capitals will take the ice in front of a sellout crowd of 18,277 but tonight is different. Their team is two – what could be – home wins away from a chance to win The Cup.
Tonight from Harrisburg to the north to Virginia Beach in the south Capitals fans are all in and they are ready for John Walton the radio voice of the Capitals Radio Network to say “Good Morning, Good Afternoon and Good Night Tampa Bay.”