The Washington Capitals introduced a new blue third jersey this year and will wear it seven times this season. Corresponding with each of those games, the Caps will also honor a 'Blue Star of the Game' from the DMV.
The color scheme of the new third jersey is aligned with the United State's flag and each color also represents attributes displayed by Capitals fans: Red stands for dedication, White represents loyalty and Blue honors community.
This season, the Blue Star of the Game will be a frontline worker whose story the team will highlight during the game and on social media. The Blue Star of the Game will also be an honorary member of the game's starting lineup in recognition of their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This past Sunday, the first Blue Star of the Game was Vicki White.
White is a Respiratory Therapist at a MedStar hospital in Baltimore. Both her and her daughter Jordan are frontline workers and they both have faced many challenges during the pandemic. And of course, they are both huge Capitals fans.
Vicki was surprised with the honor on a Zoom call with Capitals forward Tom Wilson, who thanked her for her all the incredible work she's done.
Video: Blue Star of the Game | Vicki White
Vicki proudly wore her new blue jersey during Sunday's game against the Flyers while watching at home as an honorary member of the team.
The Washington Capitals will be back in the third jersey on Sunday, February 21 and will honor their next Blue Star of the Game.
Way to go, Vicki!