Tampa’s Revenge? Capitals Players Get Stuck on Team Plane Due to Lightning

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The Washington Capitals have landed in DC at Dulles Airport! There was only one problem though: they couldn’t exit the plane. With lightning and heavy rain coming down, the team couldn’t leave the plane until the storm cleared up. 

Barry Trotz held a conference call with the media while the team was trapped in the plane.

“It’s pouring and personnel can’t take us off the plane… We’re grounded in DC but our guys are fine. It’s just another layer of adversity we have to go through,” said Trotz.

The grounds crew wasn’t allowed to come out and hook up the stairs until the lightning passed. The ramp was closed. The Capitals were stuck on the plane for nearly two hours. Alex Ovechkin’s family was patiently waiting for him.

Finally the lightning was gone and players were able to exit and head to their cars and families.

The Capitals will relax tonight before hitting the ice on Friday morning for an optional practice.

By Michael Marzzacco

About Michael Marzzacco

Michael is an avid DC sports fan with a passion for writing. He has followed the Washington Capitals since the 2003-04 season, around the time his enthusiasm for DC teams really began. It was from the days when they had the worst record in the league to when they became the most exciting team in the area. His Dad took him to his first Caps game a couple of years later. One of his favorite memories was being in the stands during the 2015 Winter Classic where Troy Brouwer scored the game-winning goal with 12 seconds left. Michael graduated from Radford University in May 2016, earning a degree in journalism and focusing on sports journalism and broadcasting. His goal is to work in sports media in Washington, D.C.
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