Here you go folks, the last installment of the Capitals game last Saturday, unless they win tonight. Just kidding, maybe. As you can see by the scoreboard in the last photograph the Caps won the game 3-1 to win the division and advance to the Stanley Cup playoffs. Game 1 is tonight at 7:00 p.m., we better be quiet at work.
The first photograph show the crowd beginning their standing ovation with about 13 seconds left to play. In the second photos the team celebrates on the ice following the horn, former Bears Tomas Fleischmann (43) and Eric Fehr (14) jion the celebration along with Ollie the Goalie (37). The last photograph shows head coach Bruce Boudreau being interviewed following the game.
Bruce coached the Bears to a Calder Cup win two years ago and to game six of the Calder Cup finals last year before losing to Carey Price. Could we see rematch this year of Carey Price and about 10 former Bears players in the playoffs, time will tell.
As a Bears fan also, the Caps making the playoff takes on a whole new meaning. Just last November, right before Bruce took over the Caps on Thanksgiving day I had the chance to stand in twin ponds east and talk to him about the Hershey Bears for some time as our sons played hockey their. Now he is coaching the greatest NHL team to a potential Cup raising.