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Photo credit: Tri City Eagles

Between making internets and blogging the hockey blogs, I rarely get an off day. But when I do, I am the epitome of laziness: couch, TV, channel-surfing until I find something trashy.

For Dmitry Orlov, an off-day means the opposite. On Wednesday, the Washington Capitals defenseman did some more driving, but (thankfully) not up Route 15 to Hershey. Instead he went to The Gardens Ice House in Laurel to practice with the Tri-City Eagles. The Eagles’ mite squad is a co-ed youth hockey team consisting of 30 or so adorable children. The surprise visit thrilled them.

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Alex Ovechkin Meets the Cutest Child in Nizhny Novgorod

After Alex Ovechkin warmed up before his game against Alex Semin and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod on Wednesday, arena worker Natalya Pakhomova brought over a special someone to meet him. Matvey, an three-year-old child that Natalya is teaching how to skate, got to take a picture with Ovi. Check your adorability threshold alarm, as your insides may be turning to goo right now.

Photos by @stasy1976. Thanks to the Ovetjkin blog for first posting.

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