Rolling Out the Red Carpet! Scenes From the Capitals’ 2022 Rock the Red Carpet Event

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

The Washington Capitals officially opened their 2022-23 regular season by once again involving the fans with a Rock the Red Carpet event prior to their season and home opener against the Boston Bruins.

The event returns after three years, with COVID-19 protocols and restrictions preventing the team from engaging with the fans outside Capital One Arena. The Capitals’ players will arrive in cars on F Street outside the arena, between 6th and 7th Street NW, before being escorted down the Red Carpet by fans who have been pre-selected for the event. The players are able to engage with fans en route to entering the arena, signing autographs and posing for pictures. NBC Sports Washington, the Capitals’ TV home is hosting pre and post-game shows covering the event (the game will be on national television on TNT).

NoVa Caps was on the scene to capture the evening’s festivities.

More scenes from the Rock the Red Carpet event:

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

NBC Sports Washington’s Alan May (a Capitals alum) and Alexa Landestoy

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

Photo: Jordan Bondurant/NoVa Caps

 

Photo: Lindsay Karlsson

Needless to say the District is excited for Caps hockey:

Tom Wilson, who will miss the start of the season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL, spoke with NBCSW’s Al Koken ahead of the Caps-B’s matchup.

By Michael Fleetwood

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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3 Responses to Rolling Out the Red Carpet! Scenes From the Capitals’ 2022 Rock the Red Carpet Event

  1. Jonathan says:

    :thumbs up:

  2. novafyre says:

    Seriously,the questions the athletes are asked. “What do you think of the team?” What do you think he’s going to say? They suck? They look terrible? I’m not sure I want to play with them?

    To be fair to Al, the physical vs mental question was valid.

    Alas, Alexa with Alan. With Ted buying NBCSW I was so hoping for Rob.

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