Alex Ovechkin, who is in Las Vegas ahead of Wednesday’s NHL Awards, helped unveil the Capitals’ new alternate jerseys via Periscope on Tuesday.

Washington’s new alternate sweater is red and, unlike the team’s previous third jersey, it is not based on the design the Capitals wore in the Winter Classic.

I assume there’s a way to turn off the annoying comments and hearts? (Screenshots via Periscope)

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Via the Capitals release:

The primary color for the uniform is red and closely resembles the team’s jersey worn from 1974-75 through 1994-95. The original Capitals wordmark is featured on the front of the jersey with six stars above it and five stars beneath the numbers on each sleeve. The Capitals will wear blue pants and red helmets with their third jerseys. The new third jersey will replace the white third jersey the Capitals wore from 2011-12 to 2014-15.

The Capitals’ third jerseys will be available in October at the Verizon Center Team Store, Kettler Capitals Iceplex Team Store and online at

Better images of the new jersey — sans Periscope comments — are available here.

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