Photo of the Week — Hockey takes over Washington
Believe it or not, there’s plenty of buzz about hockey in America these days. Here’s proof.
Just a few feet from the White House, roller hockey games have been taking place almost daily during the NHL playoffs. There may be no better backdrop for a hockey game than what Pennsylvania Avenue provides, with the Department of the Treasury, Lafayette Square and the current Obama residence all surrounding the “playing surface.” In this photograph from Sunday afternoon, a goalie checks out the scene while also following the action on the other end of the boulevard. Sure, an ice rink would be nice, but with temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius, there’s lots to appreciate about the concrete version of the game, too.
The US capital is buzzing as the upstart Washington Capitals pursue the Stanley Cup. The Capitals have been giving the top-seeded New York Rangers a run in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series that will wrap up this week. With the series tied 2-2, the teams face off in Game 5 on Monday night in Manhattan; Game 6 will be back in Washington on Wednesday.
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