ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals will be sending a street team labeled the “Red Man Group” throughout metro-D.C. to get fans in the playoff spirit beginning today, April 10. The team will visit Georgetown University and George Washington University, and will also be making stops throughout the downtown D.C. area to “Rock the Red” in honor of the team’s Stanley Cup quarterfinal series against the Philadelphia Flyers, which begins with Friday’s Game 1 at Verizon Center (7 p.m.).
Today and tomorrow (Friday, April 11) from 3 to 5 p.m. the group will visit both college campuses and get students pumped up for Washington’s playoff series. They also will be around Verizon Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on both days getting fans near the arena prepared for tomorrow’s Game 1 action and will stop by Ballston Common Mall, attached to the Capitals practice facility, throughout the day to continue to spread the playoff fever throughout the area.
The group, consisting of three men in all red and wearing Caps jerseys, will continue to promote the team’s “Rock the Red” campaign throughout the city. They will be seen throughout the area playing the drums, ringing the cowbell and blowing the bullhorn wherever they go. Capitals mascot Slapshot will also partake in the playoff festivities, riding around downtown D.C. in a team-branded convertible.