What an up-and-down night last night! First, my brother, Pete, and I attended Game 5 of the outstanding Capitals – Penguins play-off series. It was great to walk to the Verizon Center in a sea of red shirts. The fans were excited for this terrific match-up.
This game featured the two greatest players in the world, Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby. They both have been playing superbly in the first 4 games of the series.
The Pens jumped out to a quick lead, but then Ovie tied it at 1-1. The Caps went ahead 2 – 1 but then the Pens scored twice in the 3rd period to take a one-goal lead. Then, Ovie blistered in a shot to tie at 3 – 3. The Verizon Center was loud and rocking! Unfortunately, the Pens scored on a deflected shot in OT and the Caps lost 4 – 3. It’s on to Game 6 in Pittsburgh. Hopefully, the Caps can win and force a Game 7.
After the game, it was time to change into a tux and head to the Corcoran Art Gallery for the one of the best parties of White House Correspondent Dinner Weekend, sponsored by Capitol File Magazine and BET.
What a great party! There were about 600 guests in attendance — many of DC’s finest mixing with LA personalities and executives from the administration. It was an electric night, topped off by lots of dancing in the last two hours, with excellent music from DJ Nice. I’m sure pics from that party will flying around in email this week.
Capitol File hit a home run with this party! What a memorable event. I’m glad Sunday is the “day of rest.” I did play baseball this morning at 8:00 (on 5 hours of sleep), but it’s been a relaxing and chill Sunday afternoon. Peace.