Origin of the Road Crew, Part II

Washington Capitals at New York Islanders
February 28, 2000 | Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum | Uniondale, New York

Photographs from the second stop on the Montreal-NY trip. The Caps Road Crew managed to stagger out of the hotel in Montreal at 8 am on Monday, February 28 to embark on the 8 hour drive to Long Island to see the Caps whoop up on the Islanders 3-2.


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Origin of the Road Crew, Part I

Washington Capitals at Montreal Canadiens
February 26, 2000 | Molson Centre | Montreal, Qu├Ębec

These photographs were taken during the early stages of the Caps Road Crew. 8 members of the Crew drove 10 hours to Montreal to see the Caps take on the Canadiens in Molson Centre. It was a glorious night as the Caps pounded the Habs into submission with an Olie the Goalie led 3-0 victory.


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Southern Comfort!

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
March 30, 2001 | Entertainment and Sports Arena | Raleigh, North Carolina
Bus Trip

Another bus trip to Raleigh! But this time we brought backup- Simon’s Soldiers!!! 45 members of the Crew played hookie from work on Friday, March 30 to hit the road for the Simon’s Soldiers night, Part 2. A DC-101 promotion brought 5 buses full of Caps fans to help us cheer on the boys. We truly brought the house down before and during warm-ups with rousing chants of “Whose House? Our House!” and “C-A-P-S, CAPS CAPS CAPS!” A great trip was blemished at the end of the game when very poor officiating in OT cost the Caps the game and our chance to clinch the division title in their building. But the Crew headed home with a point in the standings and the division title at hand…


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The Big Apple Bit Us

Washington Capitals at New York Rangers
March 19, 2001 | Madison Square Garden | New York, New York

Mark Messier scored a short-handed goal about six minutes into the game, but Calle Johansson responded with a power play marker of his own less than a minute later. That would be the end of the tie, as New York brought it to the Caps with three goals more in the 1st. Two Caps tallies bookended another Rangers goal in the 2nd, and a final NY score in the 3rd put a coda on the 6-3 home win for the Blueshirts.

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Our First Bus Trip!

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
February 24, 2001 | Entertainment and Sports Arena | Raleigh, North Carolina
Bus Trip

The Caps Road Crew’s second trip to Carolina proved to be its greatest trip yet… On February 24, forty die hard Road Crewers hopped on the bus and headed to Raleigh to raise Cain and help the Caps beat the ‘Canes! With a quick stop at what is surely Raleigh’s only ice skating, er, hockey store, the Crew was off to the the Raleigh Entertainment & Sports Arena. After nearly bringing the roof down before and during the warmups, the Crew headed upstairs and joined the Caps Fan Club in taking over vocal control of the arena and spurring on the Caps to a hard fought 2-1 victory on Andrei Nikolishin’s 3rd period game winner!


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Caps Western Canada Swing, Part II

Washington Capitals at Vancouver Canucks
February 14, 2001 | General Motors Place | Vancouver, British Columbia

Photos from the Caps Road Crew trip to Western Canada… Stop #2- Vancouver, B.C.! The trek continues to the Pacific. An early flight from Calgary to Vancouver gives the Crew a little time to rest before the night’s activities. An unbelievable 4-3 O.T. victory with Adam Oates netting the game winner RIGHT in front of us! But the fun was only about to begin…a visit to the ritzy Shark Club (not remotely like the ones here) provided some nice photo opportunities as we ran into a bunch of familiar faces – THE CAPS! A late night was followed by a relaxing day of sight-seeing in beautiful Vancouver the next day.


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Caps Western Canada Swing, Part I

Washington Capitals at Calgary Flames
February 13, 2001 | Pengrowth Saddledome | Calgary, Alberta

Photos from the Caps Road Crew trip to Western Canada… Stop #1- Calgary, Alberta! Four members of the Crew flew from D.C. to Calgary to join the Caps on what would become their most successful West Coast road swing in club history. Two days in Calgary topped off by a dramatic come from behind rally ending in an important 4-4 tie to keep the unbeaten streak alive.


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Finishing the Home and Home Series

Washington Capitals at Boston Bruins
December 2, 2000 | FleetCenter | Boston, Massachusetts

Departing after the Caps/Bruins matchup at MCI Center on Friday and driving all night, the Crew was treated to a classic 2-0 Caps road victory over the lethargic Bruins at the FleetCenter in the second night of a home and home. Joe Reekie scored the game winner less than four minutes into the 3rd, and Steve Konowalchuk scored the 2nd and final goal of the game less than a minute later. It would be Olaf Kolzig’s second shutout of the young season.


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ECHL Farm Team Visit

Charlotte Checkers at Richmond Renegades
November 25, 2000 | Richmond Coliseum | Richmond, Virginia

The Crew drove to Richmond to see the Caps’ ECHL affiliate, the Renegades, play the Charlotte Checkers. There are no recap details available for this game, and there are no photos available for this trip. If you have some photos from this trip and would like to share them with the world, send an email to info@capsroadcrew.com and we’ll let you know the best way to get them to us!


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A Philly First

Washington Capitals at Philadelphia Flyers
November 18, 2000 | First Union Center | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A hat trick by Steve Konowalchuk was all the Caps could muster in a 5-3 loss to the Flyers.

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