Capitals pose with puppies, inject your soul with all the feels

When thinking about the 2015-16 Washington Capitals, there are many questions about their status as a true contender in the Eastern Conference, ranging from the chemistry in lines to their lack of playoff success to GREAT LASSIE’S GHOST LOOK AT HOW ADORABLE THOSE FRIGGIN’ PUPPIES ARE. 

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Russian Machine Never Breaks

Courtesy of Russian Machine Never Breaks and photographer Amanda Bowen, here are the latest batch of behind the scenes photos from the Capitals' annual Canine Calendar, benefitting Homeward Trails’ Animal Rescue. 

That's goalie Braden Holtby, celebrating St. Patrick's Day (unconfirmed).

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Russian Machine Never Breaks

We imagine the conversation between T.J. Oshie and the Capitals went something like this:

"Welcome to the team, T.J. We expect you'll have a chance to play with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom this season, lifting you to career bests in points and goals."

"Sure, whatever. Now, what about that dog calendar you guys do?"

This photo is great because it can also be used for the Capitals' Inflatable Pool Toys Wearing Giant Sunglasses calendar.

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Russian Machine Never Breaks

Finally, here's defenseman Karl Alzner, posing with some ghoulish pups. Although Alzner has been haunted by dogs before.

Finally ...

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Russian Machine Never Breaks

We'll leave it to you to caption this one ...

Head over to Russian Machine Never Breaks for more amazing Caps and dogs photos.

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