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Justin Bieber, Canada's most controversial export, attends Game 6 of Capitals-Maple Leafs

Justin Bieber, Canada's most controversial export, attends Game 6 of Capitals-Maple Leafs

Justin Bieber, pop star and occasional petty criminal, showed up to Air Canada Centre for Game 6 of the first-round playoff series between the Capitals and Maple Leafs. Toronto entered the game fighting to stay alive after the Caps took a 3-2 lead. 

Here's a shot of bleach-blonde Biebs watching from a box. 

If you know anything about Bieber, you probably know that he's from Canada, so he can be forgiven for supporting his country, yadda yadda. He does NOT, however, get a pass for these awful, awful custom sweaters. 

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He shared this picture of two "Da Biebz" sweaters draped over the seats of a private plane earlier in the day.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and say these might be the least cool custom jerseys I've ever seen. And that's saying something given the average cool quotient of custom jerseys. 

Let me also point out that Bieber, like his countryman Drake, has repped a ton of different teams' gear. 

Check him out wearing a Blackhawks hat while posing with the Kings mascot. For goodness sake, have some self-respect. 

Shout out to Brody for making the Drake connection, too. 

Earlier this year, For The Win's Charles Curtis did an "investigation" into a potential Bieber sports curse. The conclusion? Keyshawn Johnson's least favorite neighbor has a mixed track record. He's nowhere near Kardashian level. 

But still, if there's any bad juju around Bieber, Caps fans will take it. 

MORE CAPITALS: Caps fan tells story of celebrating in huge Toronto crowd

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Now it's a series

The Caps looked to be in real trouble after blowing leads and losing in overtime in both Game 1 and Game 2.

After two straight wins, however, Washington is in control against the Columbus Blue Jackets as the series returns to Washington, D.C. for Game 5. 

On the latest eipisode of the Capitals Faceoff Podcast, JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about what changed for the Capitals between Game 2 and 3, as well as resetting their series predictions.

And as always, they answer several viewer questions.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

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Burakovsky will miss the first round, but Caps won't rule him out for remainder of the playoffs

Andre Burakovsky will be sidelined for the remainder of Washington's first-round series vs. Columbus, but he isn’t necessarily out for the remainder of the playoffs, Coach Barry Trotz said on Friday.

Burakovsky suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury in the Capitals' Game 2 overtime loss and has not been on the ice since.

Trotz said the 23-year-old top-six winger needs “minor” surgery.

That procedure, however, will not preclude Burakovsky from returning to the Caps’ lineup in subsequent rounds, should Washington advance.

“That's why I said minor surgery,” Trotz added, asked if Burky might return at a later date.

This latest surgery is the second for Burakovsky this season. In late October, he had a procedure to repair a broken left thumb and missed the next 20 games.

Since his departure in Game 2, Jakub Vrana and Chandler Stephenson have taken turns replacing Burakovsky on the second line with Nicklas Backstrom and T.J. Oshie.

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