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Matt Bradley Meets Fans at ESPN Zone

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals
Capitals right wing Matt Bradley met Caps fans at ESPN Zone Thursday, Feb. 23 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. Bradley was February’s participating Capitals player.

alt Brady and Cory Kessler, Ethan Worcester and Ryan Turner all competed in the ESPN Zone challenge. In the first round of play Brady Kessler defeated Worcester and Turner defeated Cory Kessler. Turner then beat out Brady Kessler for the chance to play against Bradley. In the end it was close, but Bradley defeated Turner 30-22.

Turner was awarded a team-autographed Caps jersey and ESPN Zone VIP status for a night, while Brady Kessler received a team-signed stick and ESPN Zone prize packs. Cory Kessler and Worcester each received ESPN Zone prize packs.

Brent Johnson will be the next Caps player to participate, and will be appearing at ESPN Zone Tuesday, March 7.

If you are interested in competing in one of the upcoming ESPN Zone challenges, 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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