The Washington Post

Capitals to reinstall black netting at Verizon Center

After numerous complaints from fans about the new, white protective netting behind the goals in Verizon Center, the Capitals have decided to reinstall the black netting.

“It was all meant to be something good but it wasn’t,” Monumental Sports and Entertainment spokesman Kurt Kehl said. “It wasn’t the same type of white netting they had used with success in Philadelphia and other places around the league — this one just doesn’t work.”

Kehl said the black netting will be back in place for the Capitals’ next home game, a preseason contest against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday.

The team evaluated the white netting on Tuesday after receiving negative reaction from fans who attended Washington’s first game with it installed.

After looking at it, and having Comcast SportsNet officials examine camera footage with the netting in the shot, the Capitals decided to go back to the black netting, Kehl said.


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