Washington Capitals honor health care workers in first game with fans back in stands

The Washington Capitals honored health care workers – and gave fans a win during their first game back in the stands Tuesday night at Capital One Arena.

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With 2,133  fans in attendance, the Capitals beat the New York Islanders 1-0 without Alex Ovechkin on the ice.

The National Hockey League – like most professional sports leagues – paused fan attendance as the coronavirus spread.

A couple of weeks ago, the District permitted Capital One Arena to permit fan attendance capped at 10%, or 2,100 fans.

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Last week, the Wizards welcomed fans back for the first time.

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The event focused on continued mask wearing, and each fan in attendance was promised an All Caps All Fans mask.

With the inw, the Capitals record improved to 32-13-4.