There’s no crying in baseball hockey, but there may be a little bit of crying for this Caps fan whose “friend” gave him Penguins gear for his birthday.

On Saturday, tiny Caps fan Oliver M. opened a birthday gift from one of his friends. Oliver’s dad Diller has the rest of the story.

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Since entering the NHL in 2000, the Columbus Blue Jackets have been a laughingstock. Sure, Rick Nash’s goal scoring gave them some respectability, and they had that weird playoff appearance in 2009, but it wasn’t until last week that I finally found respect for the franchise and its fans.

First, on Saturday, Columbus won its first ever playoff game. They beat the Pens (whom I really, really hate) in double overtime.

Then something magical happened at the Columbus Zoo, which changed everything.

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