Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman
From the Mayor’s Office:
“Tomorrow, Mayor Muriel Bowser, Events DC and the Washington Capitals, including owner Ted Leonsis and alumni Rod Langway and Alan May, will come together to celebrate a historic NHL regular season and kickoff the upcoming playoffs during a Capitals ‘Rock the Red’ Fan Rally at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.
The Mayor will also officially proclaim April 14th, the first day of the Capitals’ playoff run, as ‘Rock the Red’ Day in the District.
Capitals fans are invited to Carnegie Library from 1-3 p.m. to participate in the fan rally. In addition, the Capitals’ Rock the Red Ride of Fame bus will be on-site as well as Red Rockers, mascot Slapshot and food trucks. The event also features giveaways, music and other surprises. Attendees are strongly encouraged to wear red at this event.
Playoffs begin Thursday at the Verizon Center at 7 p.m., where the Capitals will host the Philadelphia Flyers. This is the fifth time the Capitals and Flyers have met in the postseason and the first playoff meeting between the teams since 2008.
Wednesday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m.
2 p.m. (official program will commence)
*Open to fans beginning at 1 p.m.
Mayor Muriel Bowser
Ted Leonsis – Owner, Washington Capitals
Greg O’Dell – Events DC President & CEO
John Walton – Washington Capitals, Play-by-Play – MC/Host
Wes Johnson – Capitals PA announcer
Alan May – Washington Capitals alumnus/CSN Capitals commentator
Rod Langway – Washington Capitals alumnus
Carnegie Public Library- 801 K Street NW
*Closest Metro: Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center Metro Station*”