Outdoor Caps-Leafs game still set for Saturday despite high winds

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Good advice for anyone in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area that day, as winds of 60 miles per hour and more continued to batter the region. Preparations continued Friday for the outdoor game, the league said in a statement issued just before 6 p.m. ET on Friday. Neither team was able to go through a morning skate because of the weather. Didn't take long for him to get pulled from the Stadium Series outdoor game at the U.S. Naval Academy, either. Their pre-game skate at the stadium remained on schedule, but that was subject to the weather, too.

A procession march featuring USNA midshipmen led the teams out, the gold medal-winning US olympic women's hockey and USA men's curling teams were honored and a fly-over featuring the "World Famous Fighting Black Lions" were some of the sights of the NHL's final outdoor game of the season. The wind blew about 16-20 miles per hour throughout the night, but the difference in play was more significant than the weather with the Capitals beating the Maple Leafs in a rematch of their first-round playoff series.

Arctic conditions are routine for this game; game-time temperature for the Senators-Canadiens game in Ottawa in December was 12 degrees.

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Many of Toronto's players have already been through these roofless exhibitions, the Leafs winning two in overtime - one of them the 2014 Big House blizzard against the Red Wings - so they know something about adjusting to unknowns.

"They look at us and they still think we're kids", Toronto coach Mike Babcock said. Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen is more concerned for the skaters - and that's a shared concern. That, though, was nothing compared to what was whipping around Maryland Friday ... and it was the only real experience with wind he could recall in his entire hockey-playing life.

"It was going in", Babcock said.

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"I don't know if there is a way (to prepare)", he said.

"Well, just, I mean, it was going in". Players, two teams have to deal with it. The Florida Panthers faced the New Jersey Devils in an exhibition game at West Point's Tate Rink in 2006, and ownership connections to the Army make the Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights strong candidates for a potential outdoor game there.

Babcock, for his part, chose to project pleasant playing conditions out into the universe.

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"It seemed like we were on the right side of the puck all night", said Carlson, who had a goal and two assists and honored former Navy quarterback Roger Staubach with a blue and gold suit featuring his No. 74 on the shoulders. "These things have a way of working themselves out".

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