Capitals-Blackhawks Thriller Shows How Fun the NHL Winter Classic Can Be

January 1st, 2015 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

WASHINGTON — Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz, in all his stocky, smiling glory, stepped to the podium inside a makeshift media room at Nationals Park and asked the question that seemed to be lost on so many in the buildup to the 2015 Winter Classic.

“I’ve got a question,” Trotz said. “Did anybody have any fun?”

For weeks, questions about the “buzz” around the seventh installment of the league’s marquee outdoor game featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Capitals attempted to cloud the excitement in the nation’s capital. There was the pageantry of a rink-sized flowing American flag and the overarching seriousness that while this game is spectacle first, contest second, the two points were most important to these teams.

But man, how does everyone forget how much fun these games can be, especially when they feature two outstanding teams playing at the top of their games entering New Year’s Day?

Troy Brouwer reminded the 42,832 fans in attendance about fun when he scored with 12.9 seconds remaining in the third period to give the Capitals a 3-2 w ...

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