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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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He scored while falling like this. Really.

Holy hell. In game two, Alex Ovechkin scored one of the greatest goals of his career. Skating into the New York Rangers’ zone, Ovechkin skates through two defenders. Then as he’s falling down to the ice, the Russian machine rips a shot to the top left corner past future Hall of Fame goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.

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The Capitals are clawing their way out of a two-goal, and it’s Evgeny Kuznetsov who is digging deepest. After getting denied on a wild chance a few minutes earlier, Kuzy hit the back of the net six minutes into the second period.

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Ward smiling after Derek Stepan tries punching him.

The Washington Capitals won game one at Madison Square Garden in surprisingly easy fashion– though it took a last-second goal to win. The first twenty minutes of game two have been way different.

But I’m an optimist, so let’s focus on the awesome things that happened in the first period first.

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In the playoffs (minus that one time), Joel Ward is as clutch as that guy who tight-roped over Niagara Falls. He’s as dependable as a Bounty paper towel. He has more moxie than Captain America.

Thursday night, after tallying the game-winning goal with 1.3 seconds left and becoming the third NHL player ever to score a playoffs GWG with two seconds left, adoring Capitals fans started memeing Ward.

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During this year’s playoff run, Alex Ovechkin has celebrated harder for his teammates’ goals than his own. After Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal with 1.3 seconds left in game one Thursday, a beyond excited Ovechkin stopped skating and started running on the ice.

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A few years ago, Dan Steinberg asked Joel Ward why his teammates call him The Big Cheese.

“Just the big guy on campus, you know?” Ward explained. “The Big Cheese, it’s like the king on the throne. I mean, the Cheese kind of holds everything together in here, you know?”

On Thursday night, Ward, playing on the first line again with Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin, showed why he’s such a big deal. The winger scored with 1.3 seconds remaining in the third period after being marvelously set up by Alex Ovechkin. Ward also scored in game seven on Monday. He famously netted the series-ending goal in deciding game against the Boston Bruins two years ago.

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