Fortunately, those who attended the Washington Capitals' 3-2 shootout victory over the Montreal Canadiens Saturday at Verizon Center witnessed the magic.
Matt and Joanne were participating in the Enterprise "Hat Trick Challenge" during the second intermission.
They had 30 seconds to name three current Caps who once played for the Canadiens. After correctly naming the three -- Jeff Halpern, Roman Hamrlik and Tomas Vokoun -- Matt dropped to one knee and asked for Joanna's hand in marriage.
Luckily for Matt (and the collective second-hand embarrassment of everyone in attendance, including myself), Joanne said yes.
Congratulations to the happy couple. May you Rock The Red for better or for worse until death do you part (if you don't succumb to the stress of the rest of the regular season first).
Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog, and is the Capitals Editor for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.