The watch parties are back at Capital One Arena.
On Thursday, the Capitals take on the Hurricanes in Game 4 of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round series in Raleigh, N.C., but those who can't make the trip will be able to watch the game at Capital One Arena on the jumbotron with thousands of their closest friends.
The best part? Admission is free and doors open at 6:30 p.m. ahead of the 7 p.m. puck drop. Between that time, fans can enjoy $5 beers at concession stands around the arena.
The Capitals ask that fans intending to attend the watch party RSVP here.
The Washington Capitals take on the Carolina Hurricanes for Game 4 Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. on NBC Sports Washington. You can stream the game by downloading the MyTeams app here.
During last year's Stanley Cup run, Capital One opened its doors for fans to watch every road game and projector screens outside the arena displayed the game for fans to watch along F Street who could not get into the "sold out" arena.
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As protests have taken place in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., to raise the issue of racial injustice in the U.S., Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and forward Tom Wilson have mulled how to use their platforms in order to help the cause.
On Wednesday, both veteran stars released statements voicing their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been in the national spotlight since George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer in an arrest that was captured on video May 25.
Holtby, whose wife Brandi posted a message on Twitter from both of them Tuesday, encouraged protestors to continue spreading their message and ridiculed the country’s current climate for its “injustice and hatred infused power.”
Wilson vowed to donate to the East Of The River Mutual Aid Fund and the Fort Dupont Cannons, who are based in D.C. and known to be the oldest minority hockey program in the U.S. He closed out his statement by writing, “I am contributing to these funds today, but I am committing to learn, to listen and to support going forward.”
Holtby and Wilson were the latest Capitals to weigh in on the protests after defenseman John Carlson committed to being “a part of the solution” and forward Alex Ovechkin called for everyone to “respect and love each other no matter what we look like.”
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The senseless murder of George Floyd has shed light on the racism that still exists within America. In the wake of his tragic death, there are many who want to take action but are not sure how. Brett Connolly is here to help.
The former Capitals forward tweeted out a heartfelt message on Tuesday in response to a Tweet from J.T. Brown.
Connolly then took the extra step of Tweeting out a number of ways to take tangible action against racism including organizations you can support and donate to, places you can contact and movies you can watch to learn more.
Connolly was largely a soft-spoken player in his three seasons in Washington, but he did decline an invite to the White House extended to the Capitals as Stanley Cup champions. Connolly would not go into detail on why.
Connolly left Washington as a free agent in the summer and is in his first season with the Florida Panthers.