Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury pulls the puck in after help from winger Jake Guentzel in the first period against the Washington Capitals during conference semifinal action Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.  (Chaz Palla |  @tribsports)  #Pens #WSHvsPIT #StanleyCup #Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury pulls the puck in after help from winger Jake Guentzel in the first period against the Washington Capitals during conference semifinal action Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (Chaz Palla | @tribsports) #Pens #WSHvsPIT #StanleyCup #Pittsburgh

Former late night talk show host David Letterman hasn’t been in the public eye much recently, but he did show up in a fairly unexpected place Thursday night, at the Verizon center in Washington, D.C. to take in the NHL playoff game between the Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Letterman even obliged the crowd with a very hearty ‘Go Caps!’ cheer | USA Today

David Letterman and his playoff beard make a rare appearance at NHL playoff game

Former late night talk show host David Letterman hasn’t been in the public eye much recently, but he did show up in a fairly unexpected place Thursday night, at the Verizon center in Washington, D.C. to take in the NHL playoff game between the Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. Letterman even obliged the crowd with a very hearty ‘Go Caps!’ cheer | USA Today

Here's what the Pens were saying in the locker room at Verizon Center heading into Game 1 against Washington…

Here's what the Pens were saying in the locker room at Verizon Center heading into Game 1 against Washington…

BIG SAVE:    Marc-Andre Fleury (29) of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save against the Washington Capitals during the third period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, in Washington, DC.

BIG SAVE: Marc-Andre Fleury (29) of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save against the Washington Capitals during the third period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, in Washington, DC.

CROWDING THE NET:    Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save as Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals players battle for the puck in the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, in Washington, DC. The Pittsburgh Penguins won, 3-2.

CROWDING THE NET: Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save as Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals players battle for the puck in the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 27, in Washington, DC. The Pittsburgh Penguins won, 3-2.

HIT HIGH:    Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin checks Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner in the first period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21.

HIT HIGH: Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin checks Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner in the first period in game five of the first round of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21.

TV legend David Letterman was shown on the Jumbrotron during the first period of Game 1. Celebrities making appearances at playoff sporting events is nothing new, and the Caps are no different. Midway through the first period, fans at the Verizon Center caught a glimpse of late-night TV legend Letterman. Camera's caught him, and all of his heavily-bearded glory, taking in the game from the stands | CSN Mid-Atlantic

TV legend David Letterman was shown on the Jumbrotron during the first period of Game 1. Celebrities making appearances at playoff sporting events is nothing new, and the Caps are no different. Midway through the first period, fans at the Verizon Center caught a glimpse of late-night TV legend Letterman. Camera's caught him, and all of his heavily-bearded glory, taking in the game from the stands | CSN Mid-Atlantic

Your photos with David Letterman at the Caps game. The Verizon Center was graced by Letterman, sporting a haggard white beard and grungy grey sweats, and Dave was highlighted on the Jumbotron during the first period | Russian Machine Never Breaks

Your photos with David Letterman at the Caps game. The Verizon Center was graced by Letterman, sporting a haggard white beard and grungy grey sweats, and Dave was highlighted on the Jumbotron during the first period | Russian Machine Never Breaks

Verizon Center glows red again with glow stick giveaway ‹ Russian Machine Never Breaks

Verizon Center glows red again with glow stick giveaway ‹ Russian Machine Never Breaks

CHECKED OUT:    Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals checks Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs into the boards in the second period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, in Washington, DC.

CHECKED OUT: Marcus Johansson of the Washington Capitals checks Morgan Rielly of the Toronto Maple Leafs into the boards in the second period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 21, in Washington, DC.

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