You may have noticed that the Washington Capitals-New York Rangers game looked a little different. Was he playing cricket for Green Rangers?
Tuesday’s game was the first production of its kind: a live hockey game was presented in real time in an animated series recreating the action on the ice at Madison Square Garden. It features characters from the Disney animated series “Big City Greens”, which debuted in 2018.
Mika Zibenjad opened the scoring and New York never looked back as the Rangers went on to win the game 5–3.
Here are some key moments of the broadcast:
Another Look at Patrick Kane’s Welcome to the Big City
Patrick Kane’s first goal at MSG (and the Big City Greens) as a Ranger was a ripper ☄️ pic.twitter.com/f1SX5TrXGe
— ESPN (@espn) March 15, 2023
Greatest in-game interview of all time?
Chicken referee gives in-game interview
Chicken ref talks about how the Capitals-Rangers game has gone.
Matt Irvine scores over Gramma Green for Capitals
Matt Irvin beat Rangers goaltender Gramma Green to cut the Capitals’ deficit.
Inside the Wayne Gretzky Chase
Not Alex Ovechkin tonight, but the Big City Greens Classic trying to educate young people about chasing Wayne Gretzky goals records. @ capitals #NHL pic.twitter.com/dSg3UtHDk3
— Greg Wyshinski (@wyshynski) March 15, 2023
one for the fans
“Big City Greens” Fans Love This Patrick Kane Goal
Times Circle is in a tizzy after Patrick Kane scored two goals for Rangers.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel’s goal gets the “Big City Greens” treatment
Watch Nicolas Aube-Kubel’s equalizer at the Big City Greens Classic.
penalty box scene
Vasquez patrols the penalty box during the Big City Greens Classic
The “Big City Greens” own Vasquez monitors the sin bin after Capitals forward Niklas Backstrom saves a penalty.