Rocking the Rink: Washington Capitals Fans Enjoy A Night At The Wharf

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While the Washington Capitals were in Winnipeg, Manitoba taking on the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night in an eventual 5-2 victory, their fans celebrated a beautiful Washington, D.C. evening at popular waterfront complex The Wharf at a “Rock the Rink” viewing party event hosted by the Caps.

The team hosted a skate and giveaways, and the event featured Capitals giveaways, themed beverages, and special treats available for purchase.

Fans enjoyed the skate and other treats at 7:00 PM EST, an hour before puck drop.

The team’s game against the Jets was broadcast on a jumbotron for fans in attendance to view. A portion of the night’s earnings would go towards benefiting Southwest Washington, D.C. neighborhoods.

Former Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner covered the event for NBC Sports Washington during the night as part of the network’s coverage of the team’s game against Winnipeg.

Other scenes from The Wharf:

All in all, fans and others in attendance enjoyed a good night capped off by a victory by a Capitals team without Nicklas Backstrom and others due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols.

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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1 Response to Rocking the Rink: Washington Capitals Fans Enjoy A Night At The Wharf

  1. Dan+Hornbaker says:

    looks like a great night was had! Hosting is kind of a strange description. If they charged, I am not sure it is hosting and no Caps seemed to have been there. But, whatever. Still a fun night. I don’t feel like I am hosting a party if I am charging people to attend.

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