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Grubauer gets a new mask for the new season


Grubauer gets a new mask for the new season

Philipp Grubauer may have a new role next season for the Caps, it's only fitting he gets a new mask to go with it.

Artist Dave Gunnarsson released a video showing the new mask Instagram Monday. In the caption he wrote it was a sneakpeek even though you get a pretty clear view. It also features a robot from The Matrix because...why not?

A little sneakpeek from Philipp Grubauer and I... @pgrubi31 @washingtoncaps @nhl #daveartthecradleofcreativity #daveartsneakpeek #daveart #philippgrubauer #nhl @davidofdaveart

A video posted by David Gunnarsson (@davidofdaveart) on Aug 17, 2015 at 11:21am PDT

The mask appears similar to Grubauer's previous mask with the vertical red and white stripes.

Grubauer also took to Instagram to show his excitement.

My new mask! Sick! Thanks very much Dave #davidofdaveart #hockey @davidofdaveart

A video posted by Philipp Grubauer (@pgrubi31) on Aug 17, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT

Grubauer is expected to make the Caps' roster this season as a backup to Braden Holtby. With his new mask, he will certainly look the part.

RELATED: Caps' nemesis Daniel Briere hangs up his skates

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Heroes on the ice: Every Capitals player's superhero character

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Heroes on the ice: Every Capitals player's superhero character

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the Washington Capitals!

It's not hard to picture your favorite athletes as superheroes. What the Caps are able to do on the ice seems almost superhuman at times.

Heck, they even have uniforms!


But the similarities don't just end with the physical attributes and abilities. When you begin to really think about each player, you can see a lot of similarities between each of them and some well-known superheroes.

If each Caps player was a superhero, which one would they be? Check out each player's superhero character here.


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Dmitry Orlov dazzles his hometown of Novokuznetsk with the Stanley Cup

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Dmitry Orlov dazzles his hometown of Novokuznetsk with the Stanley Cup

Friday featured Dmitry Orlov and his jam-packed schedule with the coveted Stanley Cup.

The 27-year-old native of Russia decided to take the Cup to Novokuznetsk (located in the southwest region of Siberia) for a meet and greet with fans by the Ferris wheel at Gagarin City Park.

It should be mentioned that Orlov's day with the trophy was nearly derailed after a travel glitch that sent the Cup to Novosibirsk instead of his hometown. 

Thanks to the ultimate assist from a helicopter, the Cup arrived in style and set up one memorable entrance for the defenseman. 

Orlov released this hype video which highlights his entire day on Instagram: 

Дорогие друзья! Огромное спасибо, что разделили с нами наш праздник! Для нас это значимое и большое событие! Ещё раз приносим искренние извинения за задержку с кубком! И спасибо за понимание, мы старались сделать все максимально быстро! Спасибо за тёплый приём! Нашим родным, друзьям, тренерам, отдельная благодарность! Вы сделали наш праздник, наш день! Мы никогда не забудем этот праздник! P.S. Лена @govor_elena , тебе и твоим родным, отдельная благодарность, если бы не ваша помощь, то не известно когда бы кубок был в Новокузнецке!

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Talk about a banner weekend for the Washington Capitals. The Ovechkins welcomed their new son, Sergei Aleksandrovich, into the world and Orlov pulled off yet another spectacular day with the Cup.