Jason Chimera Terrorizes Tom Wilson Interview (GIFs)

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Before the Caps flew out to Chicago on Thursday, John Walton interviewed new first-line forward Tom Wilson. I’d tell you what Wilson said, but I was too busy cracking up at Jason Chimera.

The Caps are on a soul-crushing five-game losing streak, but Chimera still knows how to have fun.

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Last night, the Washington Capitals held their annual Season Ticket Holder party. In years past, the event was held at Six Flags America. This year, the venue was switched to the National Zoo. Take that, Dan Snyder.

There was some player/animal interaction.

Before Alex Ovechkin signed autographs for his adoring fans, he got a private tour of the grounds and met the elephants. It’s only been a few days, but, wow, Ovechkin’s Movember mustache already makes him look like a college computer programming major.

Tom Wilson also met a lion – and probably got a wee bit too close to the cage.

RMNB sent Amanda Bowen to the grounds and had her document the night in photos. Take a look below.

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It’s Thursday, so you know what that means: a million Throwback Thursday photos! Peter Wilson, Tom Wilson‘s older brother, posted the above photo on Twitter. As you can see, it’s noteworthy for its adorableness. Young Peter is cheering on Tiny Tom after a hockey game, and Tiny Tom appears to have won an even tinier trophy.

It’s sweet, because Peter’s still just as supportive of his brother 15 years or so later.

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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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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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