Important Caps Dates to Remember…

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Tired of Haynesworth and the Redskins already? Want to watch a winning team for once? Well, soon enough you’ll have your chance. Only 46 days until the Washington Capitals open up the 2010-11 campaign in Atlanta!

Single game tickets go on sale on Friday, Sept 10 at 10 a.m. at the Verizon Center, Kettler Capitals Iceplex, online, and at all Ticketmaster outlets. (You can get multi-game packages now.) The first home game of the season is on Saturday, Oct 9 against the New Jersey Devils (who may be with or without Ilya Kovalchuk), where the 2009-10 President’s Trophy will be displayed and Southeast Division championship banner will be raised.

Other nights of note are Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Oct 23 (vs. the Thrashers), Military Night on Mar 3 (vs. the Blues), and Niklas Backstrom Bobblehead Night on Apr 2 (vs. the Sabres).

Other dates to note – rookie camp opens on Sept 11, training camp a week later on Sept 18, and the second annual Capitals Convention on Oct 2. And of course, the 2011 Winter Classic on Jan 1.

Having lived in the DC area for ten years, Ben still loves to wander the city with his wife, shooting lots of photos and exploring all the latest exhibits and galleries. A certified hockey fanatic, he spends some time debating the Washington Capitals club with friends – but everyone knows of his three decade love affair with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A professional writer, gamer, photographer, and Lego enthusiast, Ben remains captivated by DC and doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon.

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