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WASHINGTON, DC – October 9, 2010: The 2010-11 Washington Capitals take their home ice at Verizon Center in Washington, DC before the opening faceoff of their home opener against the New Jersey Devils.
Verizon Center was supposed to be rocking the red with a new precision lighting system at the Washington Capitals home opener, but it really didn’t look any different than last year. A new version of the “Rock the Red” seal was added, but, uh, yeah, well…meh. There was a bubbly look on the ice at one point. Or maybe they were reptile scales. I’m not sure. It would have been a letdown if I had been sitting/standing there with a camera waiting for something to happen, I guess.
80mm isn’t quite wide enough to see from sideboard to sideboard up in my nosebleed seats, so Michal Neuvirth and Dany Sabourin get left off to the sides, but the rest of the home opener lineup is in here. More photos from the game on flickr.