City Paper is not for tourists
Tonight at the Verizon Center is going to be amazing, nuts, historic. I’ve been to two of the playoff games, but don’t get to go this time around. Our quintessential Caps fan, Drew Thiemann of Arlington, a season-ticket-holder since age 8, does. So how is Drew weathering the ride with the “Cardiac Caps”?
You could properly call this Caps squad a team of destiny. To make it into the playoffs, defying a string of ridiculous odds, is incredible by itself. But to find ourselves down 3-1 in the series, against this same hard-nosed Philly team, then rebounding to tie the series, now facing a home Game 7…this sort of material is hockey legend in the making. Shades of Dale Hunter‘s 1988 overtime game winner are lingering in my thoughts as I nervously wait for tonight’s puck to drop. I’ll be in section 400, sporting red instead of my usual Bobby Gould No. 23 jersey.
He’s been wearing that jersey to the game since he was a small boy who didn’t fit in it, but is switching so he can Rock the Red. See what I mean about historic? Go Caps.