The Caps sported purple jerseys for Hockey Fights Cancer night.
Caps Beat Sabres 3-2, Secure First Win
The fan of the game, Oliver, via Allie Tisdale.
Relief and exuberance swept over the crowd at the Verizon Center today as the Caps beat the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2. Fans cheered as the buzzer sounded, signaling the end of the afternoon game, securing the team’s first win this season.
“We wanted to play well for us and the fans,” said a smiling Troy Brouwer, basking in the team’s victory. “The power play got going. We moved it around pretty well and got some good looks.”
“We stayed out of the 5 on 3 situation and that really helped us today,” Joel Ward said.
“It was good finally,” said a cautiously optimistic Adam Oates. “At the beginning of the game we were a little flat, but most of the time pretty good. We had a few breakdowns, but all in all we held together pretty good.”
With the Caps first taste of success, they move on to play the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, January 29th in Ottawa.
So happy to win tonight! Thanks for Rocking the Red! #Caps
— Tomas Kundratek (@Kundrc84) January 28, 2013
Great atmosphere at the Verizon center tonight for a good win. Thanks fans! — Troy Brouwer (@tbrouwer20) January 28, 2013
Big night for the Caps and our fans!Thanks for your support. Now we roll!!!!! — Matt Hendricks (@MattHendy26) January 28, 2013
And, Joel Ward:
— Joel Ward (@JRandalWard42) January 21, 2013
Just kidding, that was from last week.