"RoadCrew Fiesta" Part IV

Washington Capitals at New Jersey Devils
March 29, 2002 | Continental Airlines Arena | East Rutherford, New Jersey

After an off day in which the Crew saw the Philadelphia Flyers stomp the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, we got to see a dominant performance by our boys in white as they took on the Devils in their home. An opening tally by Patrick Elias was met by three unanswered Caps goals, sealing the 3-1 victory and ending our Fiesta series of trips.

There are no photos from this trip.


Trip Itinerary

Final stop on the tour…

The Caps Road Crew hits New Jersey to watch the Caps take on last year’s Stanley Cup runners up Devils backstopped by Martin Brodeur at the Continental Airlines Arena on Friday, March 29, 2002 at 7 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for group tickets however individual transportation and lodging arrangements will be up to anyone attending.

Current plans- A contingent of the Crew will be driving from New York to New Jersey on Friday, March 29. The Crew will meet up outside the Arena (at a spot to be determined later) at 6:00 pm. We’ll head inside by 6:30 pm for warmups and the 7:30 pm drop of the puck. The Crew caravan will be returning to the Washington D.C. area immediately following the game (expected arrival back in D.C. by 2 am).

Ticket requests (to sit with the CRC) must be placed by Friday, November 16, 2001 at noon to be guaranteed a spot.

"Road Crew Fiesta" Part III

Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres
March 26, 2002 | HSBC Arena | Buffalo, New York

The Fiesta tour continued with the Crew traveling from Pittsburgh to Buffalo in terrible winter weather. If you look closely you might see the mark on the guardrail in the median. The Caps eked out a 4-3 win. Two days in Buffalo provided the opportunity for the gang to drive up to Toronto for a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame (with a stop in Niagara).


Trip Itinerary

Like the Energizer Bunny…

The Caps Road Crew moves along, traveling to Buffalo to see the Caps fight it out with the new look, always tough Buffalo Sabres led by Goaltender Martin Biron and the ever pesky Miroslav Satan at the HSBC Arena on Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 7 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for group tickets, however individual transportation and lodging arrangements will be up to anyone attending.

Current plans- A contingent of the Crew will be driving from Pittsburgh to Buffalo on Monday, March 25. The Crew plans to arrive in Buffalo around 4:00 pm, check into the hotel and head out on a quest to find the best Buffalo Wings in town! After some sightseeing in Buffalo, we’ll meet up outside the HSBC Arena (at a spot to be determined later) at 5:30 pm. We’ll then head inside by 6:00 pm for warmups and the 7 pm drop of the puck. The Crew will leave Buffalo on the morning of Wednesday, March 27. The Crew will travel from Buffalo to New York for the fourth stop on the trip.

Ticket requests (to sit with the CRC) must be placed by Friday, November 16, 2001 at noon to be guaranteed a spot.

"Road Crew Fiesta" Part II

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins
March 24, 2002 | Mellon Arena | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh… ugh. Not a pretty end for the second game of the Fiesta trip. The
Pens fairly well demolished our boys handing the Caps a 6-2 defeat. At least the club
seats had TVs with cable so we could watch the Oscars…


Trip Itinerary

And the journey continues…

The Caps Road Crew will be traveling to Pittsburgh to see the Caps once again battle Mario Lemieux and his Pittsburgh Penguins at the Mellon Arena on Sunday, March 24, 2002 at 7 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for group tickets, however individual transportation and lodging arrangements will be up to anyone attending.

Current plans- A contingent of the Crew will be driving from Columbus to Pittsburgh on Sunday, March 24. The Crew plans to arrive in Pittsburgh around 2:00 pm, check into the hotel and find a bar! We’ll meet up outside the Mellon Arena (at a spot to be determined later) at 5:45 pm. We’ll then head inside by 6:15 pm for warmups and the 7 pm drop of the puck. The Crew will leave Pittsburgh on the morning of Monday, March 25. The Crew will travel from Pittsburgh to Buffalo for the third stop on the trip (see details here for the next leg of the trip- Buffalo).

Ticket requests (to sit with the CRC) must be placed by Friday, November 16, 2001 at noon to be guaranteed a spot.

"RoadCrew Fiesta" Part I

Washington Capitals at Columbus Blue Jackets
March 23, 2002 | Nationwide Arena | Columbus, Ohio

Opening night of the 2002 Spring Caps Road Crew Fiesta tour saw the Crew visiting the beautiful Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Caps opened the road trip on the right foot with a 5-2 victory including J.F. Fortin’s first NHL goal into an empty net to seal the victory for the Caps!


Trip Itinerary

Here we go! A week on the road with the Caps & Crew…

The Caps Road Crew start this adventure by driving to Columbus to catch the Caps take on the second year expansion team Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nationwide Arena on Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 7 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for group tickets, however individual transportation and lodging arrangements will be up to anyone attending.

Current plans- A contingent of the Crew will be starting a week on the road with the Caps by driving to Columbus on Saturday, March 23. The Crew plans to arrive in Columbus around 4:00 pm, check into the hotel, and meet up outside the Nationwide Arena (at a spot to be determined later) at 6:00 pm. We’ll then head inside by 6:15 pm for warmups and the 7 pm drop of the puck. The Crew will leave Columbus on the morning of Sunday, March 24. The Crew will travel from Columbus to Pittsburgh for the second stop on the trip.

Ticket requests (to sit with the CRC) must be placed by Friday, November 16, 2001 at noon to be guaranteed a spot.

Bus Trip to the Garden!

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
January 26, 2002 | Madison Square Garden | New York, New York
Bus Trip

The Caps Road Crew hit Broadway! With a bus full of Caps fans, the Crew invaded Madison Square Garden to catch the Caps and the Rangers. Unfortunately the outcome didn’t favor the visitors as the Rangers took the contest by a 6-2 score.


Trip Itinerary

The Caps Road Crew will be hitting the road by bus traveling to Manhattan to see the Caps take on Mark Messier and the New York Rangers at the world famous Madison Square Garden Arena on Saturday, January 26, 2002 at 1:00 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for bus transportation and group tickets. Unfortunately, due to the great demand for tickets to this game, we will not be able to provide tickets to those who do not travel on the bus with the Crew.

Current plans- The Crew will be meeting at a yet to be determined location at 6:30 am on the 26th and the bus will leave no later than 6:45 am. We’ll arrive in New York City around 12:00 pm, just in time to head inside and catch warmups before the 1:00 pm drop of the puck. If majority opinion permits, we may stay in NY after the game to catch dinner at either the All-Star Cafe or the ESPNzone before returning to the D.C. area (arrival time would be around midnight). Otherwise the Crew bus will return to the D.C. area immediately following the game (expected arrival in D.C. would be 9 pm). While the exact cost of the trip has yet to be determined, the estimated cost for the trip should be around $125 per person ($45 bus expense and $80 for the game ticket). No extra fees or money over the cost of the bus and game tickets will be charged. You may bring your own food and drink on the bus (coolers will be provided for your convenience). There is no smoking allowed on the bus and time constraints will most likely prevent us from making any stops on the way down. The bus is equipped with a restroom and video/TV units.

Due to the constraints faced in getting group tickets, trip reservations must be placed by Friday, August 31, 2001 at noon.

Bus Trip to the Steel City!

Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins
December 21, 2001 | Mellon Arena | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bus Trip

Jagr’s first visit to his former home was widely anticipated! The 1st period was a stalemate, then Peter Bondra scored first for the good guys in the 2nd. The flightless fowl responded harshly with three goals in less than seven minutes, followed by another just a minute into the 3rd period. Another pair of Caps goals from Bonzai and Sergei Gonchar weren’t enough, and the Caps left Steel City down 4-3.

There are no photos from this trip.


Trip Itinerary

The Caps Road Crew will be hitting the road by bus traveling to Pittsburgh to see the Caps take on bitter rivals Mario Lemieux and the Pittsburgh Penguins, in Jaromir Jagr’s first game back in Pittsburgh since the trade, at the Mellon Arena on Friday, December 21, 2001 at 7:30 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for bus transportation and group tickets. Unfortunately, due to the great demand for tickets to this game, we will not be able to provide tickets to those who do not travel on the bus with the Crew.

Current plans- The Crew will be meeting at a yet to be determined location at 12:45 pm on the 21st and the bus will leave no later than 1:00 pm. We’ll arrive in downtown Pittsburgh around 6:30 pm, just in time to head inside and catch warmups before the 7:30 pm drop of the puck. The Crew bus will be returning to the D.C. area immediately following the game (expected arrival back in D.C. by 3:30 am). While the exact cost of the trip has yet to be determined, the estimated cost for the trip should be around $120 per person ($45 bus expense and $75 for the game ticket). No extra fees or money over the cost of the bus and game tickets will be charged. You may bring your own food and drink on the bus (coolers will be provided for your convenience). There is no smoking allowed on the bus and time constraints will most likely prevent us from making any stops on the way down. The bus is equipped with a restroom and video/TV units.

As we need to make ticket arrangements ASAP, trip reservations must be placed by Friday, August 31, 2001 at noon.

Bus Trip to Raleigh!

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
December 2, 2001 | Entertainment and Sports Arena | Raleigh, North Carolina
Bus Trip

Another bus invasion of Raleigh with the CRC cheering the Caps on to a hard fought 4-3 victory to sweep the home and home series. Bonzai didn’t get his 400th NHL goal, but Jeff Halpern got the OT winner and we left victorious.


Trip Itinerary

The Caps Road Crew will be hitting the road by bus traveling to Raleigh to once again invade the Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena to watch the Caps battle our division rival Hurricanes on Sunday, December 2, 2001 at 1:30 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for bus transportation and group tickets. Anyone wanting to attend the game and sit with the Crew, but make their own individual transportation arrangements (and lodging arrangements if desired), is welcome to join us. However, priority for ticket availability will be first given to those who will be joining us on the bus (or two if we have the interest!).

Current plans- The Crew will be meeting at Springfield Mall (just off I-95 in Springfield, VA) at 7:45 am on the 2nd and the bus will leave no later than 8:00 am. We’ll arrive in Raleigh around 12:15 pm, just in time to head inside, check out the team store and catch warmups before the 1:30 pm drop of the puck. The Crew bus will be returning to Springfield immediately following the game (expected arrival back in D.C. by 10 pm). While the exact cost of the trip has yet to be determined, the estimated cost for the trip should be around $85 per person ($40 bus expense and $45 for the game ticket). No extra fees or money over the cost of the bus and game tickets will be charged. You may bring your own food and drink on the bus (coolers will be provided for your convenience). There is no smoking allowed on the bus and time constraints will most likely prevent us from making any stops on the way down. The bus is equipped with a restroom and video/TV units.

Trip reservations must be placed by Friday, September 28, 2001 at noon.

Montreal/Long Island Combo Trip Part II

Washington Capitals at New York Islanders
November 27, 2001 | Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum | Uniondale, New York

A rested Capitals squad came into New York hungry for a win. A goal by Sergei Gonchar and two in a row by Adam Oates opened up a high flying affair, including a hat trick by Isles winger Mariusz Czerkawski. The tilt ended in a 5-5 stalemate.

There are no photos from this trip.


Trip Itinerary

The Caps Road Crew will be traveling to Long Island to watch the Caps battle the New York Islanders and their newest acquisitions Alexei Yashin and Michael Peca at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (aka the Mausoleum) on Tuesday, November 27, 2001 at 7 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for group tickets, however individual transportation and lodging arrangements will be up to anyone attending.

Current plans- A contingent of the Crew will be driving from Montreal to Long Island by car on Tuesday, November 27. The Crew plans to arrive on Long Island around 4:00 pm and grab something to eat before heading to the “Mausoleum” where the Crew will meet up by the main ticket/box office entrance at 6:00 pm. We’ll head inside by 6:15 pm for warmups and the 7 pm drop of the puck. The Crew will return to the Washington D.C. area immediately following the game (expected arrival back in D.C. by 2 am).

Ticket requests (to sit with the CRC) must be placed by Friday, September 28, 2001 at noon to be guaranteed a spot.

Montreal/Long Island Combo Trip Part I

Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens
November 24, 2001 | Molson Centre | Montreal, Qu├ębec

The Caps were skating on the second half of a back-to-back this evening and it showed. Matt Pettinger opened the scoring in the 1st period but the home team answered with three in a row in the 2nd period, followed by a late Peter Bondra tally. The 3rd brought two more by the Habs, while a single Jagr goal in between them was not enough. The Caps went on to Long island having lost the game 5-3.

There are no photos from this trip.


Trip Itinerary

The Caps Road Crew will be traveling to Montreal to watch the Caps battle ex-Caps Richard Zednik, Jan Bulis and Joe Juneau and the rest of the legendary Canadiens franchise at the enormous Molson Centre on Saturday, November 24, 2001 at 7 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for group tickets, however individual transportation and lodging arrangements will be up to anyone attending.

Current plans- A contingent of the Crew will be driving up to Montreal by car on Friday, November 23. The Crew plans to arrive in Montreal around 5:00 pm, check into the hotel and find a bar to watch the Caps/Rangers game at MCI on satellite. After some sightseeing in historic Montreal on Saturday, the Crew will meet up outside the Molson Centre (by the main entrance next to the team store) at 5:30 pm. We’ll check out the team store (and bar areas) and then head inside by 6:15 pm for warmups and the 7 pm drop of the puck on Hockey Night in Canada! The Crew will stay in Montreal Sunday and Monday, combining sightseeing, excellent cuisine and attending a Montreal team practice before leaving Montreal on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 27. The Crew will travel from Montreal to Long Island for the second stop on the combo trip.

Ticket requests (to sit with the CRC) must be placed by Friday, August 31, 2001 at noon to be guaranteed a spot.

"Race to Philly" Trip

Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers
October 20, 2001 | First Union Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An early season trip to the city of brotherly love wasn’t as loving or brotherly as we like. The fans were friendly but the game wasn’t. The Caps got away with a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Flyers.


Trip Itinerary

The CapsRoadCrew will be traveling to Philadelphia to watch the Caps in action against the Flyers at the First Union Center on Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 7 pm.

The CRC will make arrangements for group tickets, however individual transportation (and lodging arrangements if desired) will be up to anyone attending.

Current plans- A contingent of the Crew will be driving up to Philadelphia by car on Saturday, October 20. The Crew will meet up outside the First Union Center (at a spot to be determined later) at 5:00 pm. We’ll check out the team store (and bar areas) and then head inside by 6:15 pm for warmups and the 7 pm drop of the puck. The Crew caravan will be returning to the Washington D.C. area immediately following the game (expected arrival back in D.C. by 1 am).

Ticket requests (to sit with the CRC) must be placed by Tuesday, August 28, 2000 at noon.