Brooks Laich and TJ Oshie Go to Carrie Underwood Concert

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Thursday night, Carrie Underwood’s The Storyteller Tour made a pit stop at Verizon Center, where she performed in front of what the Washington Post described a “giddy” and “overwhelmingly female audience.” Also there: Capitals forwards Brooks Laich and TJ Oshie.

Laich, who was accompanied by his fiancee Julianne Hough, and Oshie, who was joined by his wife Lauren, met Underwood (wife of Predators center Mike Fisher) backstage after the show. Hough published a photo of the meeting Friday.

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One month ago, Caps forward Evgeny Kuznetsov dabbed to celebrate an Andre Burakovsky goal. Apparently, Kuznetsov has begun a movement.

On Sunday, Tom Wilson signed autographs The Greene Turtle in Prince Frederick, Maryland. For $25 you could get an item signed by Willy and also your photo taken with the aggressively handsome power forward. 95 percent of the photos were normal. The remaining 5 percent were just. so. good.

For example, the above fan, who asked Wilson to dab.

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Mike Richards scored his first goal as a Washington Capital on Monday night, but the goal did not come without drama. Goalie Louis Domingue believed he had covered Tom Wilson’s initial shot and waited for a whistle. Instead, the puck was jammed free by Wilson, and Richards potted the rebound. The Coyotes would challenge the ruling on the ice.

While Richards celebrated, Oliver Ekman-Larsson looked for some frontier justice by trying to start a scrum with Wilson along the corner. Wilson had a different idea, putting a new twist on the classic celebratory hockey hug by embracing his foe.

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There’s something about Brooks Orpik scoring clutch goals that brings out the best celebrations of his teammates. It happened last season when Orpik improbably ended the longest shootout in NHL history. It also happened on Saturday when Orpik netted his first career game-winning goal against the New Jersey Devils.

“If we could have gone out to the blueline to hug Brooks, we all would have if we wouldn’t have gotten a penalty,” Barry Trotz said. “I think they all respect how hard he works.”

Orpik took several seconds to process the fact that he scored. Meanwhile, the Caps lost their freaking minds. You need to see this.

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The Washington Capitals will be giving away Braden Holtby “Holtbeast” themed action figures at the Minnesota Wild (get it?) game on February 26. This afternoon, the Caps shared images of the plastic figurine.

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TJ Oshie High-Fives Daughter Lyla During Practice (Photo)

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Wednesday, Lauren Oshie posted a photo on Instagram of her husband TJ Oshie looking at his almost-two-year-old daughter Lyla through the glass during a practice at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. It was nothing short of adorable. Just look at his hand compared to hers!

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

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Hockey players and their flow go together like oil and vinegar — great until the mixture separates, which is almost exactly what Tom Wilson‘s hair did from his scalp on Tuesday night.

In a brutal fight against the Los Angeles Kings’ Luke Schenn, Willy Baby made sure to get the last punch in while the fans wondered if they had, in fact, seen Tom Wilson’s hair come to life and try to escape his head.

Let’s enhance.

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The Capitals played the Dallas Stars on Saturday. Despite an awful start, Washington nearly dug themselves out of a four-goal hole. Thanks to the Capitals’ third period rally, the game at American Airlines Center was a fun one. 

I flew out to Dallas for the weekend to watch it and I have to thank the Stars fans for their great hospitality. I met so many wonderful people, including a bunch of invading Caps fans.

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Capitals head coach Barry Trotz gave his players the day off on Friday after they defeated Minnesota Wild 4-3 the previous night. Through 53 games, the Capitals have the most wins (40) in NHL history. I guess they earned it.

Tom Wilson, Michael Latta, Andre Burakovsky, and Nate Schmidt decided to spend their free day in Dallas doing the most hockey player thing imaginable: playing golf. The four amigos traveled to the fancy Top Golf facility, which features a driving range (that has TVs in every stall), batting cages, and a 64-hole miniature golf course.

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Upon returning to DC from the All-Star break on Monday, Andre Burakovsky and Michael Latta posted photos from their dream vacation in the Bahamas. Both pictures involved posing with a dolphin, so naturally fellow brobean Tom Wilson was grilled by the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan on if he also took a picture with a dolphin or not.

Well, you guys, Wilson did and above is the photo he took.

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