Slide Continues, Spreads to Fans

Capitals After Giving One Up

The Washington Capitals continued their slide last night, getting shut out at home to the Florida Panthers 3-0.  You’ve all heard the story before.  The Capitals dominated the first and almost all of the second period, gave up a goal late in the second, and just couldn’t get anything going in the third and gave up a couple more.  We didn’t like this movie when we saw it before and we don’t like it now.

There was one thing that I really liked seeing, though.  Mike Knuble put on another display as a one man penalty killing machine tying up the puck and all five Panthers skaters (well, almost) in their own end for a bit.  It was something to watch against the Thrashers in October and something to watch last night.

Personally, things only got worse from there. Sometime in the second period, I remember fiddling with my wedding ring as I’ve been doing since I first put it on just over nine years ago.  Later, as my Red Line train was pulling up to Fort Totten, I realized that it wasn’t on my finger any more.  As the subway cleared out on the rest of the ride, I checked all around, but it didn’t turn up, so I’m pretty sure it fell off somewhere between Section 420 of Verizon Center and Gallery Place Metro. I walked down the stairwell behind 420/421, through the alley between VC and Clyde’s and up 7th ST to the Metro entrance at 7th and G.  It looks like this.

It’s kind of funny as my wife and I both knew that I would lose it someday, but I always figured it would be when I was fiddling with while my arm was hanging out a car window, leaning over a balcony railing, over the side of a boat or something like that…and that I would do it in front of her.  Whoops.

We’ll be calling Verizon and our guest services rep, but if anyone happened to find it, please give me a shout.  Thanks!

Like always, my recap doesn’t do much for someone that wants to know what really happened at the game, so check the regulars like Japer’s Rink, Russian Machine Never Breaks, Ed Frankovic and such after looking at some of my photos or on flickr.

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