WASHINGTON — Apparently, nobody grows a Stanley Cup Playoffs beard like David Letterman.
The former king of late night television emerged from what appears to be a razorless hibernation to cheer on the Washington Capitals in Game 1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
He was featured on the jumbotron at the Verizon Center and chanted “Let’s go Caps!” a few times to the raucous delight of a capacity crowd:
It did not seem to be common knowledge that Letterman, an Indiana native and New York City transplant was a Caps fan, so the Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg tracked him down for a quote:
That seems highly unlikely, but his presence has been a good luck charm so far. The Caps have come back from a 0-2 deficit to tie the game in the third period.