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The Caps celebrating the Stanley Cup win with their kids is the cutest thing ever

The Caps celebrating the Stanley Cup win with their kids is the cutest thing ever

Everyone loves the Caps. Everyone's ecsatic that they won the Stanley Cup. But do you know what's even better?

The Caps dads lifting their kids to touch the cup, or even sit in it. 

The median age of the Capitals roster this year was just over 28 years old. In the last few years, throughout Trotz's time in DC, many of the team members have gotten married, settled down, or even welcomed children into their family.

Even for those who either find themselves new to town or who opt to stay focused on their game, many have strong family ties and invited relatives out to Vegas to watch Game 5. The result is a plethora of delightful celebrations with kids, siblings, parents, grandmas, and more. Here's our roundup of some of the best.

To start us off, Nicklas Backstrom placed his 1-year-old son Vince inside the bowl of the Stanley Cup. Vince's red shoes coordinate perfectly with his Caps jersey.

Here's their whole ridiculously photogenic family, as well as the extended Swede family of Backstrom, Burakovsky, and Djoos.

Meanwhile, John and Gina Carlson, as well as their sons Lucca and Rudy, convened for hugs and lifts. Look at this joyful family squish! Look at those curls!

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In the same vein of family ties, TJ Oshie embraced his father before tearfully speaking in an interview about watching his dad struggle through Alzheimer's. 

Oshie's daughters, Lyla and Leni, also stole the show. Their hairbow and jersey coordination may be the best street style you see today. 

Evgeny Kuznetsov, who put up over 30 points as one of the Caps' core players in this postseason, shared an emotional moment with his wife and daughter. And we saw more hairbows! Maybe they're on to something...

Next up is Jay Beagle, who had several family members present for the win. That's one way to take a great photo for your holiday card!

Braden Holtby, whose phenomenal performance laid the foundation for the Caps' deep postseason run, was greeted by his mother Tami, his wife Brandi, and his children. Try to watch this and not tear up, I dare you.

Here's a blurry Holtby selfie for the history books.

Phillip Grubauer, the Caps' backup, posed for photos with his parents and partner. 

Lastly, but certainly not least, we have a Smith-Pelly family embrace. Smiles all around.

Looking forward to more photos of families, dogs, and babies in the Cup this offseason!

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T.J. Oshie meets up with Seattle Jr hockey players after game in Arizona

T.J. Oshie meets up with Seattle Jr hockey players after game in Arizona

Despite a 3-1 loss to the Coyotes as the Capitals continue their west coast swing, there was one good thing to come out of Saturday night.

Even after a disappointing game, T.J. Oshie took some time to visit with a young group of hockey players from the Seattle Jr Hockey Association, a minor hockey league located in the Pacific Northwest. The team happened to be in town as they participated in a travel tournament.

While this is already enough to make one smile, there's a deeper connection between Oshie and the SJHA that makes it even better. Oshie, who grew up in Washington, got his start in hockey playing in the same league as the kids he visited with. With them being in Phoenix, Oshie got the surprise opportunity to re-connect with his humble beginnings and make some young hockey players very happy.

The Caps performance on Saturday didn't give many reasons to feel good, but this moment provided by Oshie is something that will cheer anyone up.

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Capitals at Golden Knights: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

Capitals at Golden Knights: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream

The Washington Capitals continue their road trip, heading to Vegas looking for recover from an 3-1 attack to Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes Saturday night. 

While the Caps look for a win, Alex Ovechkin looks to make history, joining the 700 goal club. Ovi currently sits just two goals short at 698 goals and has not scored a goal in four straight games now but that can change in no time. 

The Caps will face Marc-Andre Fleury and the Golden Knights on Monday night at 6 p.m. Fleury earned the victory in the net for Vegas after collecting 19 saves in their shut out game over New York Islanders. The Golden Knights have won their last two games by one goal. 

Here is everything you need to know about the Monday night game, which takes place at 6:00 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington. 

CAPITALS at GOLDEN KNIGHTS HOW TO WATCH

What: Washington Capitals at Golden Knights, Game 59 of the 2019-20 NHL Regular Season

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV 

When: Monday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m. ET

TV Channel: The Capitals at Golden Knights game will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington (Channel Finder Link)

Live Stream: You can live stream Capitals at Golden Knights on NBC Sports live stream page and on the MyTeams App.

Radio: Caps 24/7 Radio, 106.7 The Fan FM

CAPITALS at GOLDEN KNIGHTS TV SCHEDULE

5:00 PM: Caps Faceoff Live

5:30 PM: Caps Pregame Live

6:00 PM: Capitals at Golden Knights

7:30 PM: Caps Postgame Live

9:00 PM: Caps Overtime Live

10:00 PM: D.C. Sports Live

CAPITALS at GOLDEN KNIGHTS INJURY REPORT

Capitals: Evgeny Kuznetsov, C, Upper body, day-to-day

Golden Knights: Alex Tuch, RW, Leg, Week-to-week

CAPITALS at GOLDEN KNIGHTS PLAYERS TO WATCH

Alex Ovechkin, LW, Capitals (40-17-57): Sitting at 698 goals, Ovi remains on the brink of making history with 700 goals. As soon as Ovechkin reaches that mark he’ll be ranked among the greats including Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Jaromir Jagr.  

Braden Holtby, G, Capitals (21-12-4): Despite the Caps loss on Saturday Braden Holtby was by far the best player on the ice. Holtby stopped 28 of 30 shots during a 3-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.

Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Golden Knights (22-14-5): Fleury came in clutch earning a shutout by stopping all 19 shots that he faced in a 1-0 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday. Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his fourth shutout of the season and the 60th of his career.

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