The Washington Capitals are just one game removed from potentially winning the Stanley Cup, if they can close the series out on Thursday’s Game 5. For now, however, you can bet that Caps fans are more than happy to celebrate their team’s crushing 6-2 victory in Game 4. The Capitals scored three goals unchallenged in the first ten minutes of the game, and were never seriously pressed after that.
The crowd in Washington’s Capital One Arena was raucous tonight, but after the final buzzer sounded, the party outside was even louder. Fans stormed the steps of the National Portrait Gallery, and it looked no different than the lower bowl of the arena:
Unfortunately, Game 5 will be held in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, so if the Capitals do indeed close it out then, they won’t be doing it in front of their fans at home. So it goes, with the 2-2-1-1-1 hosting format.
Small concern, though, as you can be sure that either way, the Washington faithful are going to be out and about and wearing their team’s colours with pride, rooting for the Caps to bring the Cup home on Thursday.