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Caps goalie Braden Holtby honored to be back at Capital Pride Parade

Caps goalie Braden Holtby honored to be back at Capital Pride Parade

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby marched in the annual Capital Pride Parade on Saturday, the third time in four years he has taken part in the event along with his wife, Brandi. 

The couple has long demonstrated their commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ rights. They rode on Monumental Sports and Entertainment’s float, tossing beads and t-shirts into the cheering crowd lining every step of the 1.5-mile route between P Street around Dupont Circle and up 14th street. 

“It’s been something that we’ve been able to do for a few years,” Holtby said. “From the first year we were able to do it you can tell just the joy and the change that it can bring. We just want to show our part. The thing I’m most proud of is our team and Monumental are here beside us showing support and trying to teach the younger generation about what we believe in.”

The Holtbys had fun with it. They road a float adorned with a basketball hoop, which Braden Holtby at one point used to dunk a t-shirt tossed to him as he played to the crowd. At various points along the route fans chanted “Holtby!” and “C-A-P-S Caps, Caps, Caps.” They also jumped off the float multiple times to take pictures and shake hands.  

Brandi Holtby has participated in the event the past four years. But Braden Holtby wasn’t able to make it to last year’s parade on June 9, 2018, as the Capitals had their team celebration after winning the Stanley Cup two days earlier. Holtby for a time during last year’s city-wide weekend party even sported a Pride hat given to him by an attendee.

In a perfect world, of course, Holtby wouldn’t be able to make it every single year. That would mean the Capitals are in the Stanley Cup Finals. That didn’t happen this year after Washington lost to the Carolina Hurricanes in the first round of the playoffs. But in that case, he and Brandi were happy to lend their support again at an event they’ve come to love.  

“You won’t find a place that’s this happy or a crowd that’s enjoying each other’s company more,” Holtby said. “If you’re here there’s no way you can’t have fun.”

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Tom Wilson thanks healthcare workers, reflects on Caps' season in Instagram post

Tom Wilson thanks healthcare workers, reflects on Caps' season in Instagram post

Saturday, April 5, was supposed to be the Capitals 2019-20 regular season finale.

But due to the coronavirus pandemic, the NHL has been suspended since mid-March. There's nothing but uncertainty ahead.

For Capitals forward Tom Wilson, being at home on Saturday night instead of taking the ice for the team's season finale resonated with him. Wilson took to Instagram to post a reflective photo, calling it a privilege to wear the Capitals uniform and thanking everyone that is doing a part to help combat the spread of the virus.

"Feels weird to think our last regular season game would have been played last night," Wilson wrote. "With the future uncertain, it is sometimes nice to reflect. It is a privilege to wear this jersey every night we play. I hope everyone is staying safe and thank you to everyone who is working so hard to keep us safe."

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Wilson has been using his unexpected off time to give back to the community. Earlier this week, Wilson delivered an inspirational message and sent gifts to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic to help children going through unforeseen changes due to the pandemic.

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Watch T.J. Oshie teach his daughter Lyla how to ride a bike

Watch T.J. Oshie teach his daughter Lyla how to ride a bike

Despite the circumstances, the past few weeks have been an exciting time for the Oshie family.

Just over two weeks ago, Capitals forward T.J. Oshie and his wife, Lauren, welcomed their third child into the world, Campbell.

But on Sunday, it was the couple's oldest child, Lyla, that stole the show.

Lyla, who just turned six last month, accomplished something that she will remember for years to come: learning how to ride a bike.  

How adorable is that?

As Lyla bikes up the driveway, T.J. is a step behind her, making sure she doesn't fall. The Caps winger had an ear-to-ear grin on his face, such a proud dad.

With the NHL season on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, hopefully more Papa Oshie content comes as a result.

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