We’ve been to the Islanders’ arena many times but this was our first time going there on a bus, so of course we didn’t realize there were height restrictions on the route we’re used to driving! Thanks to the efforts of NYC-based friends of ours and several frantic cellphone calls we made to them in transit, we made it to the arena in time for everyone to get to their seats before the puck dropped on the opening period. A scoreless first turned tense when the Islanders opened the scoring in the 2nd, but two third period goals from Michael Nylander and an empty netter from Kip Miller sealed the win for DC! There are no photos from this trip.
Wishing you a happy holiday! The Caps Road Crew will be hitting the road by bus traveling to the Nassau County Coliseum on Long Island, New York to see our Caps take on the tough Atlantic Division Islanders. A great holiday season matchup featuring Alexei Yashin, Kenny Jonsson, and the Isles against fellow countrymen Sergei Gonchar, Calle Johansson, and the Caps.
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 Forest Glen Metro station (just off the Beltway in Maryland at Georgia Ave.) at 11:00 am on the 21st and the bus will leave no later than 11:30 am. We’ll arrive in Uniondale around 4:30 pm, leaving enough time (traffic permitting) to grab a quick bite to eat before heading inside to catch warmups before the 7:00 pm drop of the puck. The CRC bus will be returning to the D.C. area immediately following the game (expected arrival back in D.C. by 3:00 am). The cost of the trip is $100 per person (includes ticket and transportation costs). 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. The bus is equipped with a restroom and video/TV units.
Ticket arrangements have been made and reservations are filling up fast. Please get your reservation in ASAP to guarantee your spot on the CRC Bus! A reservation should be considered a firm commitment as it will be used to finalize the group ticket purchase. Approximately 45 spaces are available. To reserve your spot on the bus, or for more information, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please specify number of seats/tickets needed.)