USA Curling Team Delivers Epic Puck Drop At Caps-Leafs Outdoor Game

And you thought you had to wait another four years to get your curling fix.

Saturday night’s Stadium Series outdoor game between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs was marked by a power outage and a convincing 5-2 win for the Caps. All in all, it was an entertaining evening at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, but the coolest moment might’ve come just before the (real) puck drop.

That’s because members of the gold-medal winning United States curling team — including superstar Andy Reid doppelganger Matt Hamilton — were on hand to deliver the ceremonial puck drop. And, to be completely honest, it probably was the coolest puck drop you’ll ever see.

Check this out:

Right on the dot! (OK, maybe they stopped the stone with their brooms, but whatever.)

In case you didn’t catch it the first time, here’s a close up of the puck and its granite vessel:


For years, curling was ridiculed as a bizarre, poor excuse for a sport. But given what transpired Saturday night as well as at the 2018 Winter Olympics, it’s fair to wonder whether the narrative finally has shifted.

Curling, at long last, is pretty cool.

Thumbnail photo via James Lang/USA TODAY Sports Images

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