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Wonder Woman is a big Capitals fan, in the house for Game 3

Actress Lynda Carter, who played TV superhero, thinks this is the year

by Bill Price @BillPriceNHL / NHL.com Editor-in-Chief

WASHINGTON -- As TV's Wonder Woman in the 1970s, actress Lynda Carter rocked the red, white and blue.

On Saturday, the longtime Washington Capitals fan was set to "Rock the Red" for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Vegas Golden Knights at Capital One Arena.

Carter, who has been a Capitals fan since moving to the Washington area 36 years ago, said she got hooked on the sport when she lived in Los Angeles.

 

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"I started watching hockey many years ago in L.A., and the first time I went to a hockey game, I was right next to the glass, and when I saw it live, I said 'Oh My God,' this is the most exciting sport I have ever seen," said Carter, wearing a red Nicklas Backstrom jersey. "Of course, we moved here, and I have been a hockey fan, really, ever since."

Video: Wonder Woman Lynda Carter at Game 3

Carter said she has a plethora of Capitals jerseys, including a blue Peter Bondra jersey with the Eagle logo, the jersey the Capitals wore the last time they went to the Stanley Cup Final, in 1998.

Since then there has been plenty of heartbreak for Carter and her fellow Capitals fans, but she is convinced this is their year to win the Stanley Cup.

"I believe, I believe, I beeee-lieve," said Carter, who attended the game with her son, James. "I love being in Washington and the Washington Capitals in particular, because this city has so much enthusiasm for their sports, they never give up. This is a day in history and I'm thrilled to be a part of it."

Tweet from @RealLyndaCarter: Can���t express how happy I am to see my @Capitals in the #StanleyCup finals!! #ALLCAPS pic.twitter.com/BuP8Tt4Abd

Carter, when asked about some of the criticism directed toward the Golden Knights for their extravagant pregame show, said the show fits the market.

"It's Vegas, so I think they can do whatever they want to do. That is part of Vegas," said Carter. "It may seem a little bit ridiculous to people outside of the Vegas arena, but it's Vegas, and you kind of have to go with the flow because it's Vegas."

Carter, who starred as Wonder Woman on the ABC series from 1975-79, was asked to give a superhero name for Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin.

In a nod to what he has brought to the city of Washington, Carter said, "Hope-Vechkin."

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