WATCH: Caps fans gather to celebrate 1st game of playoff run

The Washington Capitals launched their playoff run against the Carolina Hurricanes. Fans from around the area came out to cheer on the team as they attempt to repeat last year’s Stanley Cup win.

Fans packed Capital One Arena and area bars on the hopes that the Capitals would get their post-season off on the right foot.

It seems all the positive energy payed off: The Caps took down the Canes 4-2 in game one. The two will face off again in D.C. on Saturday, April 13.

Kevin from Gaithersburg (on left) is truly Rocking the Red. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Kevin from Gaithersburg (on left) is truly Rocking the Red. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

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D.C. Fire and EMS Engine 5 Captain Robert Washington watching the game at the Green Turtle. His helmet salutes the fire department and the Caps. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
D.C. Fire and EMS Engine 5 Captain Robert Washington watching the game at the Green Turtle. His helmet salutes the fire department and the Caps. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

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Caps fans get ready to head in to Capital One Arena ahead of game one against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Caps fans get ready to head in to Capital One Arena ahead of Game 1 against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

A jeep decked out in Capitals regalia parked outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
A Jeep decked out in Capitals regalia parked outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

Front-end view of the #CapsJeep outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Front-end view of the #CapsJeep outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

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Kevin from Gaithersburg (on left) is truly Rocking the Red. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
D.C. Fire and EMS Engine 5 Captain Robert Washington watching the game at the Green Turtle. His helmet salutes the fire department and the Caps. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Caps fans get ready to head in to Capital One Arena ahead of game one against the Carolina Hurricanes. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
A jeep decked out in Capitals regalia parked outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)
Front-end view of the #CapsJeep outside Capital One Arena. (WTOP/Mike Murillo)

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