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Capitals fourth line forward Liam O’Brien is becoming a fan favorite in D.C. I’m not sure if it’s for his general fearlessness or his tongue-wagging. Actually, no. Check that. It’s definitely for his tongue.

On Wednesday, readers at tonight’s STH Party at the National Zoo tweeted us saying they met WWE’s Sheamus. They made sure to tell him they loved his extracurricular tongue taunts. But there was only one fan who could get O’Brien to show off that trademark organ.

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We Need to Talk About This Barry Trotz Bobblehead

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Over the last few years, Inova Blood Donor Services has held seasonal blood drives at Kettler Capitals Iceplex. Each time, you guys come out in full force to help the community (you’re cool like that) and get the special perks that come with it. Not only do you help save a life, you also get a Caps player bobblehead and a t-shirt.

The next scheduled blood drive is on Saturday, December 6th. Tuesday night, Caps radio announcer John Walton released an image of the next bobblehead to be given out. It’s not a player.

It’s new Caps head coach Barry Trotz!

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Photo: @CourtneyCSN

First, Caps legend Peter Bondra joined Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin in the TV booth. Then Laughlin’s daughter Courtney, who was hired by CSN Washington in the fall, got inside and took some photos with dad. This is great.

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The Arizona Coyotes scored five unanswered goals on Sunday night, putting the Capitals behind by three. It was a bummer. After Coyotes goal number six, and the Caps still several minutes away from losing their fourth straight game, CSN cameras rolled tape of an adorable girl yawning during warm-ups to raise our spirits.

“Young lady, those are my thoughts exactly,” said Joe Beninati sadly into the microphone.

That young lady is Amelia, and she was the star of warm-ups on Sunday. Her brother too.

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Late in the second period, Tom Wilson and Brandon McMillan got into a heated shoving match. This wasn’t an ordinary scrum after the whistle. Wilson laughed at McMillan, then they exchanged facewashes until Wilson swung him around like a rag doll. They even put their foreheads together like they were The Rock and Triple HHH about to exchange chair shots.

This is some next-level antagonism.

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Before morning skate on Saturday, Florida-based Caps fan Jenna (@oddwomanrush) ran into CSN Washington color commentator Craig Laughlin. That’s when some social media magic happened. I’ll let Jenna explain.

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On Wednesday, Jason Chimera broke his nose in the most grotesque way possible. It looked like a boomerang. It had so much curve our readers made graphics where it helped spell the word Capitals.

On Saturday, Chimera took the ice against Tampa with two black eyes, which is the maximum number you can have. He looked like a raccoon.

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Happy Halloween From RMNB!

It’s Ovi-Wan Kenobi! (Illustration by Rachel Cohen)

Today is Halloween, which means it’s mandatory to wear ridiculous costumes with your favorite Russian broskis, eat Kit Kats until you hurl, and carve pumpkins.

To celebrate the holiday right, we’re asking you guys to upload your holiday-flavored photos below of your Caps-related costumes (pet or human) or Caps-carved pumpkins. Or not. Just come down to the comments with us and hang out. Let’s get a conversation going.

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I love the mustaches. (Photos: @a0gr8)

In amazing Caps-related holiday news, Russians Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov have decided to dress up as The Three Musketeers for Halloween. I’m sure this is because they’ve all been inspired by the brilliant Alexandre Dumas novel and not because this was the easiest trio-themed costume they could find at their local Party City.

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Last night after Jason Chimera broke his nose in the most unsightly way possible, the Brouwer Rangers made a request to us on Twitter.

We didn’t really think that’d be the greatest idea, but @mdm1129 definitely did.

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