Last year the Hawks only game against the Capitals was in Chicago, but this year the schedule favors this expatriate as the Hawks play in DC.
I was able to attend a Caps game late in the regular season last year and I can tell you the Verizon Center was rocking. With the success the Caps had running to the playoffs last year, this town became a a reinvigorated hockey fanbase.
This will be the second game of the season for both teams, but will be the home opener for Washington.
Despite being the away team, I'll proudly be wearing my Blackhawks jersey. I'm really looking forward to seeing them live for the first time. Any other expatriates in the DC area?