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!


Trip Itinerary

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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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Itinerary details for this trip have been lost to history.

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.

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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Itinerary details for this trip have been lost to history.

First Carolina Invasion

Washington Capitals at Carolina Hurricanes
October 7, 2000 | Entertainment and Sports Arena | Raleigh, North Carolina

Opening night, Part II. After a disappointing home opener at MCI, the Caps Road Crew headed south in hopes of spoiling the Hurricanes’ home opener. The Caps pulled together and earned a hard fought point in a 3-3 tie.


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"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.


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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).


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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…


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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.