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Capitals Season Opener

The Caps defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in their first home season opener since the 2005/2006 season. The game was also the 107th consecutive game sellout, with a solid red fan turnout.

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The team piles up in celebration of their win after Mike Green's goal in overtime.

The team piles up in celebration of their win after Mike Green's goal in overtime.1Picture by Isabel HendrixTwo member of the Capital's ice crew shift the goals into position before the games start, as seen from the catwalk above the ice. 2Picture by Isabel HendrixSome of the first Caps fans trickle into the Verizon Center.3Picture by Isabel HendrixGoaltender Michal Neuvirth squats in the goal during the first period. In a surprise upset, Neuvirth started instead of anticipated new goalie Tomas Vokoun.4Picture by Isabel HendrixForward Joel Ward brings the puck around for a shot on Hurricanes goalie Brian Boucher.5Picture by Isabel HendrixForward Jason Chimera gets ready to pass off the puck.6Picture by Isabel HendrixCaps forward Brooks Laich gets in a disagreement with Hurricanes defensemen Bryan Allen.7Picture by Isabel HendrixForward Alex Ovechkin shoots on goal with a defender close behind8Picture by Isabel HendrixMike Green sends the puck flying past an offender.9Picture by Isabel HendrixForward Nicklas Backstrom skates past Hurricanes forward Tim Brent.10Picture by Isabel HendrixTwo Hurricanes players try to trap Nicklas Backstrom in a corner.11Picture by Isabel HendrixThe referees try to separate the two teams when a fight breaks out.12Picture by Isabel Hendrix

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  • oh snap! on October 11, 2011 at 6:30 AM
    These are awesome shots!
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