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Andre Burakovsky has a lot of nicknames. Some players, like new roommate Michael Latta, call him Burkie. Others, such as us, call him the Burracuda. Apparently we’re not alone.

During a post-game interview with Pierre McGuire, Jay “The Regal” Beagle gave a shout-out to the “Burracuda” for his great pass.

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Wonder Woman Lynda Carter is a Caps Fan

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Photo: Lynda Carter’s Facebook page

Lynda Carter, the original Wonder Woman, was at Verizon Center last night. And she was rooting for the Washington Capitals.

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Peter did his best to capture Caps fans’ delight in Braden Holtby tonight, but there’s only so much you can do with words. You can say Holtby recorded a 30-save shutout against a top-five shooting New York Rangers team, but that doesn’t really describe the majesty of the accomplishment. You can say Holtby is sporting a .949 save percentage in the playoffs, a good tenth and change above the next goalie in the second round (Tampa’s Ben Bishop, at .933), but those are just cold numbers, devoid of poetry.

The best moments in sports are transcendental. Words are insufficient. You just gotta feel it. Let Ovi feel it for you.

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Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has always been a fan of electronic dance music– hence his friendship with superstar DJ Tiesto. As you’ll recall, Ovechkin famously went to see Tiesto play at Fur Night Club in 2010. That night gave us a lot of goofy photos and the GIF that resides in the background of our error page.

But there’s one problem: Tiesto is a Rangers fan.

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Today is May the 4th, a.k.a Star Wars Day, so one intrepid Caps fan came to game three wearing a Chewbacca costume UNDER his Nicklas Backstrom jersey. RMNB reader Emily Ward first located Chewy while he was shopping for power converters in the team store. No, I do not know how he didn’t pass out from dehydration.

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Before New York met the Washington Capitals in the second round, the Rangers’ Twitter account made a bold decision: they would abandon using uppercase letters (capital letters… get it?!) in their tweets for the duration of the series.

Cute gimmick, but then they blew it, and then the Caps scored.

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first beagle.jpg of the 2014-15 NHL playoffs. The Caps grinder scored after some fantastic forechecking by Troy Brouwer and Andre Burakovsky.

After Beagle takes a beautiful backhanded pass from the Burracuda, he fires a shot from the slot. Lundqvist stops it, but the rabid Beagle stays dogged on the puck and fetches his own rebound. Then he shoots from behind the net and like magic– it goes in!

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Washington Capitals players debuted My Man hats and Honest Abe t-shirts at the beginning of the postseason. The apparel is for players only, but you can still join in on the fun.

On Sunday, during a rare visit to Kettler, I noticed the Caps were selling Honest Abe Player of the Game t-shirts at their team store.

They’re $25 and super comfy.

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During game one, New York Rangers’ pest Tanner Glass tried to rattle Braden Holtby by spearing him in the neck. At that point, the Holtbeast had shut out the Rangers through 46 minutes and, for Glass, desperation was setting in.

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A few days ago, The Washington Post revealed that one of Evgeny Kuznetsov’s nicknames inside the Caps locker room is Harry Potter. Michael Latta and Tom Wilson came up with the nickname, comparing Kuznetsov’s hockey stick to a magic wand.

During the second intermission, Jason Chimera was interviewed by Sportsnet and was asked about the skill set of his young, superstar teammate.

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