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Brent Johnson at ESPN Zone

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Capitals goaltender Brent Johnson met Caps fans at ESPN Zone Tuesday, March 7, in downtown Washington, D.C. ESPN Zone is hosting Caps players once a month from January through April to compete against Capitals fans in the ESPN Zone “NHL Tonight” interactive hockey game. Johnson was the participating Capitals player for March.

altSavaron and Christina Yancy, Kenny Jagim and Chelsea Bryant all competed in the challenge. The NHL Tonight game could not be played due to technical difficulties, so instead ESPN Zone hosted an air hockey tournament.

In the first round of play 12-year old Chelsea Bryant defeated 11-year old Savaron Yancy and nine-year old Kenny Jagim defeated eight-year old Christina Yancy. Bryant then faced off against Jagim for the chance to play against Johnson. Bryant had a dramatic come-from-behind victory and went on to defeat Johnson to win the tournament.

altBryant was awarded a team-autographed Caps jersey and ESPN Zone VIP status for a night, while Jagim received a team-signed stick and the Yancy sisters won autographed pucks. All participants also received ESPN Zone prize packs.

Matt Pettinger will be the next Caps player to participate, appearing at ESPN Zone Tuesday, April 4.

If you are interested in competing in the final ESPN Zone challenge, here’s how you can participate:
Guests will be selected in one of the following ways:

• ESPN Zone MVP Club members will receive an email at the beginning of each month, asking them to email back in 50 words or less why they are the Capitals’ biggest fans and should get to play. Two winners will be selected as finalists, and invited back to compete in the playoff at ESPN Zone the night of the player’s appearance. To sign up as an ESPN Zone MVP Club member, click HERE.

• On the night of the player’s appearance, the participating Capitals player will choose the two guests who he thinks are the biggest Capitals fans. The two winners will be finalists.

For more information contact Elizabeth Wodatch, community relations manager, at

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