You may have noticed the Washington Capitals–New York Rangers the game looks a little different. Does that Cricket Green play for Rangers?
Tuesday’s game was a first-of-its-kind production: A live hockey game turned into a real-time animated series and virtually recreated the action on the ice at Madison Square Garden. It featured characters from the Disney animated series “Big City Greens,” which debuted in 2018.
Mika Zibanejad opened the scoring and New York never looked back as the Rangers won the game, 5-3.
Here are some of the top moments from the broadcast:
Another look at Patrick KaneWelcome to the Big City
Patrick Kane’s first goal at MSG (and Big City Greens) as a Ranger was a RIPPER ☄️ pic.twitter.com/f1SX5TrXGe
— ESPN (@espn) March 15, 2023
Best in-game interview of all time?
Chicken referee gives an in-game interview
The chicken referee talks about how the Capitals-Rangers game went.
Matt Irwin scored on Gramma Green for the Capitals
Matt Irwin beat Rangers goalie Gramma Green to cut the Capitals’ deficit.
Inside Wayne Gretzky’s chase
No Alex Ovechkin tonight, but the Big City Greens Classic is trying to teach the young’uns about the Wayne Gretzky goals record chase. @Capitals #NHL pic.twitter.com/dSg3UtHDk3
— Greg Wyshynski (@wyshynski) March 15, 2023
One for the fans
“Big City Greens” fans love Patrick Kane’s goal
Times Circle erupts after Patrick Kane scores two Rangers goals.
Nicolas Aube-Kubel’s goal is to get the “Big City Greens” treatment
Check out Nicolas Aube-Kubel’s equalizer at the Big City Greens Classic.
Penalty box views
Vasquez patrols the penalty box at the Big City Greens Classic
The “Big City Greens” own Vasquez tracked down the sin bin after Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom drew a penalty.