Caps Beat Habs on Boxing Day (Photos)

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

The Capitals hosted the Montreal Canadiens on Boxing Day, battling another top Eastern Conference rival to extend their winning streak to seven. The third line was rolling all night with Jay Beagle and Jason Chimera notching goals and Tom Wilson assisting on both. Our beloved Nate Schmidt added some helpers on the first and third goals. It was great to see the versatility of the team; the star players don’t have to shine every night to get it done for the Caps.

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Everybody Got Great Capitals Gear for the Holidays

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For many of us, the winter holidays are an opportunity to spend quality time with family, enjoy a good home-cooked meal and reflect on the blessing of the year that’s passed and our hopes and dreams for the year to come. It’s also the perfect time to stock up on sweet Caps gear on your friends’ and families’ dime.

My own son made out like a bandit, hauling in more Caps gear than even I did. The pièce de résistance was the excellent burp cloth pictured above. Gotta stoke the fires of rivalry as early as possible.

We asked what other great new paraphernalia and memorabilia you all received this season, and you all did not disappoint.

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Here’s How the Capitals Spent Their Christmas Break

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The Washington Capitals have been on Christmas Break ever since Monday’s thrilling 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

So what has everyone been up to? I’m glad you asked.

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Caps Spread Holiday Cheer (Photos and Video)

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

The Capitals joined the Wizards and Mystics for MSE Foundation’s annual Family-to Family gift delivery in the local DC area on Tuesday. Coach Trotz, Nicklas Backstrom, Marcus Johansson, and Andre Burakovsky represented the team on the journey to spread holiday cheer. Trott also brought his son Nolan along to partake in the festivities.

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Those meddling kids are at it again.

After Brooks Laich posted an update on his Instagram Tuesday showing him traveling back to LA for the Holiday Break, Laich’s liney Michael Latta and Laich’s former liney Tom Wilson started begging for a follow back again.

Christmas has come early, you guys.

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Teeny tiny Tom Wilson.

During the second period of Caps-Canes, Joe Beninati wished us Happy Holidays in the best way possible: by presenting photos of the Caps as adorable kids at Christmas.

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Caps’ Incredible Comeback Against the Bolts (Photos)

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

The Capitals went into Friday night’s game struggling to be the great team we’ve seen all season. They were down 3-0 by the second period, with Braden Holtby pulled in the first mid-game goalie change of the season. The wheels of the comeback train began to turn and the boys made an incredible effort to win 5-3 over the Lightning.

I attended the game with a few first-timers, and I was concerned they were only going to see a three-goal deficit. It turned out to be one of the most exciting games to be in attendance for!

Relive the thrill of the game in my collection from #CapsBolts.

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Photos: Caps Debut New Third Jerseys at Verizon Center

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Photos: Amanda Bowen

The Caps debuted their alternate home jerseys on Wednesday night versus the Senators. Looking even better on the players than off, the new sweaters bring a classic Capital feel back to the uniform. While photographing warm-ups, I caught some fun moments, including Jason Chimera “attacking” Marcus Johansson. I’m sure it’ll put a smile on your face.

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Genuinely caring human Karl Alzner took some time during warm-ups to inconspicuously take a photo through the glass with a fan. It’s adorable.

He just made her an Alznermaniac for life.

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It’s the holiday season, so the Capitals decided to give us a gift: more photos of their new third jersey! Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom modeled the full getup, which includes the new helmet, pants, and socks. It looks great.

The Caps as a team will first wear the new gear next Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators at Verizon Center.

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