Washington Capitals fans have waited 20 years for this moment. Their team has made it to the Eastern Conference Finals and hundreds, if not thousands, of Capitals fans made the trip down to the sunshine state for Games 1 and 2.
Caps fans have been known to travel well over the last several seasons. Friday morning, fans flew out of BWI, Ronald Reagan and Dulles Airport to Tampa Bay to cheer on their Capitals!
— MWAA (@dcairports) May 11, 2018
— Andrew W. Trull (@AndrewTrull) May 11, 2018
At DCA @dcairports with my “hockey spouse” Andy waiting to board DCA-TPA on @SouthwestAir for tonight’s game. Go Caps! Give us some retweet love @Capitals @NoVa_Caps @russianmachine @CourtneyNBCS @Laughlin18 @JoeBpXp @VogsCaps @ikhurshudyan @TarikNBCS @nbcwashington @WaltonCaps pic.twitter.com/PqbtrUoLK6
— Thomas Schaller (@schaller67) May 11, 2018
Eight there with you bud. pic.twitter.com/OORuihvU3D
— Brett Wilkinson (@bwilk27) May 11, 2018
One lucky fan even got to meet Rob Carlin of NBC Sports Washington
This is my new buddy Martin.. He was on my plane.. Huge #Caps fan & hockey player.. Asked his dad for tix to a TB playoff game in ECF.. Had no idea he’d see his team in Round 3.. Lucky kid! Least they can do is win for him.. #ALLCAPS#StanleyCuppic.twitter.com/hZL0CGjjnt
— Rob Carlin (@RobCarlinNBCS) May 10, 2018
Brian McNally of The Sports Capitol also was able to confirm a large contingent of Caps fans on his flight.
Handful of #Caps fans on this plane to Tampa. Already got their gear on for Game 1. Hardest of the hard cores.
— Brian McNally (@bmcnally14) May 11, 2018
Whether the folks in Tampa Bay like it or not, there will be A LOT red!
Let’s go Caps! @Capitals #ALLCAPS #RockTheRed #Caps #NHL #UnleashTheFury
#LetsGoCaps #NHL #WashingtonDC #AuthenticFan #StanleyCup #DCSports #NHLECF #CreateHistory #CapsBolts 🇺🇸🏒 pic.twitter.com/eJJ7Oa7AqT
— Doc Ricky (@TheLoneSailor96) May 11, 2018
By Michael Marzzacco