Good evening from 1st Mariner Arena. I’ve only been here twice previously — if memory serves, I played in a high school hockey game here about 18 years ago and moshed in the pit at a Green Day concert a short while later.

And let me tell you, the place hasn’t changed one bit. Which is both good and bad.

Anyway, as long as the wireless works, I plan to chime in frequently in the comment section below throughout the game. So check back often once the puck drops at 7 p.m.

— None of the Capitals’ preseason games are televised, but you can listen to tonight’s radio broadcast here.