Caps Take First Game

Well, Ovechkin may well be the wunderkind he was made out to be. He scored twice in his first NHL game, including the game-winning goal against the Blue Jackets at MCI. While it wasn’t a sell-out, only 2,000 seats were empty tonight, perhaps giving the folks in management a few positive vibes for the season. Amazingly enough, all five goals in the game were scored in a ten minute span in the middle of the 2nd period. Looks like the new offense rules are working…sort of.

Congrats to Alexander Ovechkin on his first two goals (and one of them a game winner), welcome to DC, Alexander, keep up the good work and the town will reward you with anonymity. Fail us, though, and you’ve seen what we do to politicians we don’t like? It’s worse for sports figures. Ask Marty Schottenheimer or maybe even Steve Spurrier.

3 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 9:26 am

    My enjoyment of the game was greatly offset by how completely Aramark screwed the pooch running concessions. I missed 12 minutes (of GAME TIME) in the first period in line at the first stand and when I went to the other stand farther down the corridor during the second period they told me they couldn’t serve beer – they were out of cups. Would I like a soda?

    I wasn’t going to t bother to get into an argument about the ability of soda cups to contain beer but the poor person who returned with their used beer cup and was told nope, wouldn’t use that either seemed ready to get into a loud argument. Thankfully someone showed up with more cups at that point and held off the earful they so roundly deserved.

    MCI center is going to have to get their crap together better than this to convince people to come out rather than sit at home with their DirecTV.


  2. WFY (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 9:46 am

    My experience with the concessions was also bad. They did not have enough stands open. They must have brought in folks from RFK. MCI used to be pretty good about getting people through the lines.

    There was a lot less than 16,000 there. The Caps gave a lot of seats away to season ticketholders too; I kind of feel like a sucker for paying for my Eagles Nest seats.

    Also, I recall Zubrus scoring the gamewinner.

    It was great to have hockey back!


  3. JMD94 (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 11:05 am

    Ovechkin is the real deal, he alone is worth the price of admission. Actually, Washington is a great city for a young NHL star, there’s very little pressure and modest media coverage. The Caps will be fun to watch this year. Great changes in the NHL which should open up the game more. Unfortunately for the Caps and Olie, the Caps are very thin defensively and will struggle to be .500.



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