At a pit stop at the North Carolina Welcome Center, a wayward Frisbee landed on top of the bus. Here, the offending parties conspire to retrieve said disc as the driver looks on in befuddlement.
Finally making it to the top.
Looks kinda like the Port-a-Potty races at the Preakness, only nobody is throwing beer cans at him.
Frisbee retrieved, it is time to load back up a roll out again.
Gathering on the on lawn at the edge of the RBC Parking Lot.
Capital Spirit in full regalia.
Some Canes fans already in the tailgating mode.
Some street hockey being played by younger Caps fans.
Already rocking the 2009 Playoff Mohawk.
Another for the jersey foul file?
Even though she isn't playing in this game, this jersey is always appropriate.
RBC Center in the distance.
Because the Carolina Booster Group was not originally expecting the Caps Fan Club to bring 220 people, they backed out of roasting a pig in the parking lot and just had the food catered by Danny BBQ
Line forming to the left.
Line forming to the right.
If it isn't Scottish it's CRRRRRRRRAAAAAPPPPPPPPP!!!!!
Lines getting longer.
Slapshot surprises everybody by appearing at the party with the Thrasher bird from Atlanta.
Slapshot greeting the kids.
Slapshot joins the street hockey game.
Slapshot playing street hockey with the kids.
We guess they didn't like the press lounge spread because Steve Kolbe and Joe Beninati stop by looking for some food.
Joe B. offered (and refused) a cold one.
Joe. B posing with the drunks.
Brett Leonhardt looking for food too...
Joe B. talks with more sober fans.
Brett Leonhardt still soaking in his 15 minutes by signing autographs.
What was he doing here?
Brett breaks out the camera.
Mascots gater for a group photo.
Brett Leonhardt still soaking in his 15 minutes by signing more autographs.
Joe B. signed some autographs too
Slapshot and Thrash head back to the area for more of Stormy's Birthday Party.
Steeler fans travel so well, they even come to Washington Capitals - Carolina Hurricanes games. This was taken at a tailgate party next to the Fan Clubs comprised of nothing but Carolina Hurricane Fans.
Not bad seats for a invade hoard of fans.
Caps Road Crew, as their tradition, gather behind the Caps goal for warmups. Some Caps Fan Club fans joined them.
Slapshot gets introduced to the RBC Center crowd for Stormy's Birthday.
First Intermission Mascot hockey game. Slapshot dominated when he paid attention but did have an embarrassing fall on a semi-breakaway down the wing.
More mascot hockey action.
Slapshot taking time out to work the ref...
I forget which mascot this one is, but whoever was in the costume got hurt, badly. It literally had to be dragged off the ice after the mascot hockey game and wasn't seen again.
More dragging of the poor mascot.
The Second Intermission included a game of musical chairs.
Which of course came predictably down to Slapshot and Stormy. We don't need to tell you who won.
Slapshot getting taken out by Carolina's male cheerleader...
Slapshot though walked off under his own power...
Not what we came to see...