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Caps at Six Flags
A nice welcome sign for Caps fans at the entrance of the park (Photos by Andy Wallace)
On Sunday, the Washington Capitals rented out Six Flags America for yet another season ticket holder party. It was a beautiful, yet cold, night in the park as Caps fans poured in to ride roller coasters, get free food, and meet their favorite Caps players. This year however I didn’t see much player activity throughout the park. The festivities started at 6pm as the park shutdown for regular guests and stayed open only for the season ticket holders. The autograph session started just a half hour after, so there wasn’t much time for the players to fit in any rides.
Autograph tables were spread throughout the park as each player was placed strategically so there were never any traffic jams for the fans who simply wanted to take advantage of the short lines for rides.
So table after table, each player seemed to run away into the shadows and call it a night – but not The Great Eight, with his fiancée Maria Kirilenko by his side. He seems to be a bit confused by the game at first but about $50 later he won Maria a stuffed snake which she then handed to a little girl. Video: