Broad Street Bullies

October 20 – I’m excited to get to the Flyers-Capitals game tonight.   This is a great bit of scheduling karma as business has me in town at the same time as an early season game between rivals.   I snag a pretty good seat (chosen so I’d be at the end of the ice Ovechkin shoots toward twice… never been accused of not being a detailed trip planner).  The game is fast paced and competitive for about 45 minutes until Washington scores three quick goals in the 3rd to pull ahead for a 5-2 win.   I enjoyed myself immensely.  Here are some pics from the evening.

Second cheesesteak of the trip (this one from Campos at the rink, it was ok, but doesn’t really compare to the one from Jim’s Steaks two days earlier):

Flyers take the ice before the game:

Here’s a link to a video of the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by Lauren Hart, one of the better anthem singers in the NHL.  I’m a bit of a connoisseur of anthem singers – her God Bless America in the playoffs is outstanding, so hearing her sing was a treat. 

Opening faceoff:

Capitals working on the power play with Ovechkin setting the screen in the slot:

Flyers score to go up 1-0.  Fans celebrating the goal:

Shot from the point with the Capitals goalie trying to look around the screen in front:

Shot of the crowd in the 3rd before the Caps score three quick goals sending most of the fans to the exits early:

Final score 5-2 Caps.  Last pic before the orange line subway ride back to the hotel:

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