As tens of thousands crammed like red sardines at a watch party outside Capital One Arena in Washington to view a historic Stanley Cup finale being played in Las Vegas, the atmosphere at Power Plant Live!’s Game 5 viewing party in Baltimore, which was filled with people sprawling over couches as they would at home, was the calm reprieve some fans were seeking.
Then the game ended.
When the third-period clock ran out and the Capitals had beaten the Vegas Golden Knights, 4-3, for their first NHL championship, comfort transformed into bedlam. Men and women proudly wearing red leaped and screamed.
Reggie Morris, a 32 year-old Washington transplant, evolved from a quiet...