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Oh no: Washington Capitals put Abe Lincoln on playoff gear but mistime it by doing so on date of his assassination.

By Extra Mustard
April 14, 2015

The Washington Capitals are happy to be back in the playoffs after missing out last season.

So happy, in fact, that the team commissioned some...unique gear for the occassion. This year, the Caps introduced an "Honest Abe" player of the game award amongst teammates. They took it further on Tuesday, leading into this week's first-round series against the Islanders.

But unfortunately, Tuesday marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Welp.

The concept here is cool: the back of the T-shirt reads "together" in the team's three languages: English, Russian and Swedish. Alex Ovechkin appears to be extremely quotable. Head coach Barry Trotz (who is Canadian and probably gets a pass) said he had no idea about April 14's historical significance, though. 

The national tragedy might be slightly less of a big deal 150 years later,'s worth pointing out, at least.

Defenseman Karl Alzner seemed to be enjoying his new stuff, regardless.

As for the whole wolf thing, we don't get it either.

- Jeremy Woo

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