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On Saturday, the Hockey Hall Of Fame got a whole lot gr8er as they announced on Twitter that Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has donated his 500 goal gloves to the Toronto museum. You’ll notice that the Bauer APX2 Pro gloves have Sergei Ovechkin’s name stitched on the thumb as well as two eyes. It’s a tribute to Alex’s older brother.

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

Due to the DC Blizzard canceling both games last weekend, the Capitals were forced to reschedule their Courage Caps night to Wednesday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Available while supplies last, the Capitals annually sell specially designed “Courage Caps” shirts and hats to benefit Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). To promote it further, players wore the hats during warm-ups.

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With Alex Ovechkin sitting out due to injury, Ovi’s Russian BFF Evgeny Kuznetsov was named to his first NHL All-Star Game. And judging by Kuzy’s suit for media day, the Chelyabinsk native has brought it to Nashville.

And by it, I mean style and class. Kuznetsov wore a desaturated plaid jacket with matching suit pants to the podium. Kuznetsov does not look like a hockey player. No, no.

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Over the weekend, the DMV area saw two to three feet of snow fall in a historic blizzard. Days later, the dig-out continues, especially in Baltimore. The port-city experienced a record-setting snow. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport reported that 29.2 inches of powder fell from the sky.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Baltimore Orioles released a timelapse video of the snow falling at the most beautiful baseball stadium in the country, Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Take a look.

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

Karl Alzner put the Capitals up 2-0 over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night. His effort (and self-described “lucky” goal) earned him third star of that game. When he came out for his curtain call, Alzner pointed to a small fan from across the ice and skated over to him. Alzner threw the puck over the glass and watched the child catch it before giving a thumbs up and fist bump through the glass.

The little boy’s reaction is precious.

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Please Caption These Caps Practice Photos

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

The Capitals held practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex on Wednesday before the Vancouver Canucks took the ice. It was the first practice I had attended since Training Camp in September, so it was great to get out and take some snaps of the guys outside Verizon Center. Lots of smiles and jokes on another non-game day.

As you enjoy the collection below, see our first photos of newest Capital, Mike Richards, and be sure to leave some fun captions for the photos I’ve picked out for you:

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

The Washington Capitals’ Club Scarlet hosted Hockey ‘N Heels Tuesday night at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. This members-only event took about 200 fans through different aspects of the game from up close. Participants played broom ball with Evgeny Kuznetsov and Stan Galiev, took photobooth photos with Aaron Ness, practiced slapshots, and learned how to use a glove and blocker with Philipp Grubauer. After a busy first half, fans headed up stairs to learn more from the Caps’ coaches, equipment staff, refs, and CSN commentators Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin.

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This Nate Schmidt Photo Is Perfect

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Every night before the Caps play, the team posts a photo with a players showing off the night’s game hashtag. I hate hashtags, especially the ones that allow the corporate suits to track you.

But Nate Schmidt was featured in tonight’s #CapsBruins pic, and now I like it. He’s just so perfect.

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Comedian John Hodgman received a very interesting piece of vintage hockey memorabilia for Christmas: A cookbook assembled by the wives of the 1990-91 Hartford Whalers.

Sorry loved ones. @markmcconville just trumped y’all in 2015 with this present I just opened. AND HE HELPED KIDS TO BOOT. Welcome home and happy new year to you all.

Between 1979 and 1997, the team now known to us as the Carolina Hurricanes Brass Bonanza’d it up in the Nutmeg State (and taught us all how bad a head coach Pierre McGuire could be). This cookbook is a cozy look at the team and their families, but it’s also a hockey nostalgia bomb, a warp tunnel to the NHL of old, full of mustaches and tips for juicing lemons.

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Wednesday night, the Capitals extended their latest winning streak to nine games and it appears they gave one tiny Caps fan a thrill of a lifetime in the process. During a first period melee which saw Tom Wilson get a double minor for roughing, the Caps and Sabres mucked it up near the glass.

Check out these fantastic photos by Patrick Smith.

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