The Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday afternoon at Nats Park was a classic in many ways.
Ted Leonsis and Mark Lerner always thought they knew what this would be like. Images of the Winter Classic at Nationals Park had floated through their minds for years.
Troy Brouwer saw the puck at his feet and for a brief moment, time stood still.
It was a moment he would probably like to freeze forever.
Brooks Orpik had already played in three outdoor NHL games as a member of the Penguins, so you could understand if the Capitals defenseman played it safe Thursday and sat out this Winter Classic t
The Caps were just seconds away from heading into overtime in the Winter Classic when Troy Brouwer stepped in.