Monday, May 2, 2011

The Hockey World Mixes with Osama Bin Laden's Death Celebration

In a very odd juxtaposition, hockey met up with a monumental moment in United States history on Sunday night as Washington Capital fans and a few major hockey journalists made their way from the Verizon Center, where the Caps had lost to Tampa 3-2 in overtime, to the White House where a huge celebration was taking place.

Follow the jump to see links to articles, pictures, and videos of the festivities from several folks that normally only report on hockey...

Hockey, Bin Laden, and 9/11...

Craig Custance mixed the real world into his hockey journeys as he checked out the White House celebration after it was announced that Bin Laden was dead.

Joe Yerdon at PHT puts a bow on the hockey-Bin Ladin connection. It is amazing that Bruce Boudreau was scheduled to be on one of the 9/11 flights.

Puck Daddy has his reflections and pictures from the White House.

Elliotte Friedman has a TwitVid of the crowd singing God Bless America. He also has a bunch of pictures at his yfrog page.

Stephen Whyno says that the Bil Ladin killing was some consolation to Caps fans.

Here's some pictures of Caps fans at the White House Sunday night.

Russian Machine Never breaks has a bunch of pictures from the White House celebration too.

A guy in a Caps jersey was behind the camera when Obama made the Bil Ladin announcement.

From @reporterchris: U.S. players (at World Championships) were told not to address Bin Laden. They say they're just here to play hockey.

More Later...

Buddy Oakes for PredsOnTheGlass

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