Photo via @otterN9NE

On Wednesday, St. Louis Blues center Steve Ott tweeted a photo to teammate Kevin Shattenkirk from Saturday’s game against the Capitals. It’s like some kind of weird optical illusion. Or maybe not. When cameras aren’t on certain guys, I have no idea what they’re doing at center ice.

The photo shows Shattenkirk, near the boards, leaning his helmet against Alex Ovechkin‘s. Both players’ eyes are closed. Ovechkin’s arm is around Shattenkirk’s, appearing to hug on him and bring him closer.

It totally looks like they’re smooching, with three old guys in the time keeper’s box looking on intrigued. Total Kodak moment. (Does anyone say “Kodak moment” anymore?)

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Look how happy he is.

Yesterday, eight-year-old Braden Neinaber — who suffers from Langerhans cell histiocytosis (a disease similar to cancer) — had his wish fulfilled by Braden Holtby, as he got to meet his favorite player and practice with the Washington Capitals. On Sunday, young Braden also participated in the ceremonial face-off before the Buffalo Sabres game.

He did not disappoint.

Before he dropped the puck, Neinaber threw Sabres captain and known pest Steve Ott out of the dot.

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