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The Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins, 7-5, today and made some history in the process. Bryce Harper became the youngest player to homer three times in a game since 1969, at 22 years and 202 days.

To celebrate, Harper is watching the Capitals game. And it seems like he’s wearing shoulder pads. Sure, why not?

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[There were so many people who tweeted us this story that I am giving in and writing about it.]

Nine minutes before Jay Beagle scored the only goal of game three, the New York Rangers Twitter account tweeted out a capital letter. This was an extinction-level event because the Rangers’ Twitter account had pledged to go all-lowercase to really stick it to the Capitals. Get it?

(Yes, I know it’s dumb.)

The morning after the Capitals 1-0 victory in game three, one intrepid Caps fan decided to vandalize the New York Rangers’ Wikipedia page with all-capital letters.

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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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Photo: @designoabe

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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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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The Washington Capitals vs How-Old.Net

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One last piece of nonsense before we get down to business tonight: Microsoft, instead of building a useful version of Windows for desktops, instead published the not-at-all-a-data-mining ploy website, How-Old.net. You find a picture, and its magical algorithm tells you how old the person is.

I put the Capitals in. This thing is terrible. Or is it magical. I don’t know. Everything on the planet is great and awful at the same time.

Check it out.

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Photo: Patrick McDermott/Washington Capitals

After the Washington Capitals defeated the New York Islanders 2-1 in game seven, Alex Ovechkin had a person that he specifically wanted to see. According to Melissa Schaab, that person was her daughter Ann. Through Capitals officials, Ovi arranged for Ann to come down to the locker room and celebrate the series-clinching win with the team. Ovechkin gave Ann a huge hug upon seeing her. Melissa says the whole thing was a huge surprise.

A Capitals spokesman tells RMNB that Ovechkin wanted to see Ann regardless of if the team won or lost.

Ann, as you’ll recall, is the 10-year-old hockey player with Down’s Syndrome that Ovechkin took on a date (after being boldly asked out!) earlier in the season. An inspired Ovechkin spent the majority of his All-Star appearance trying to win a car for Ann and her special hockey team, the Washington Ice Dogs. A few weeks later he delivered it personally.

Ann has come to a few games since then with her mom and friends. On Monday, Mama Schaab and her daughter got tickets for the game seven. Ann’s excitement was overwhelming as soon as they entered DC.

As they left the parking deck near Verizon Center, Ann saw the double decker bus emblazoned with Caps logos and Ovechkin imagery. According to her mother, Ann “started chasing it.” Melissa added, “Ann ran for a block. The Red Rockers noticed her and they stopped the bus and let her on.”

Ann took photos with everyone, including Slapshot.

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Photoshop by @Burracuda_

Barry Trotz didn’t want to admit it earlier in the series, but there was a bonus to defeating the New York Islanders in the playoffs. If the Capitals could manage to win the series, it would end the Isles’ tenure in their barn in Uniondale, NY.

The Capitals did exactly that on Monday night, thanks to an Evgeny Kuznetsov goal with 7:18 remaining. So a few Caps fans decided to update the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum’s Wikipedia page.

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Regardless of tonight’s outcome, this will be the final game CSN Washington covers this postseason. Therefore, this is the final Joe B Suit of the Night.

In case you’re wondering, Beninati brought out his A game for the telecast. He wore a handsome navy suit with a red tie, white pocket square, and a vertically striped blue dress shirt. Check out all of Joe B’s suits this season.

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