Capitals Get ‘Full House’ Treatment

WASHINGTON — Somewhat lost among the noise of other D.C. sports was the start of the Capitals season.

It began with a loss to the bitter rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, the same night the Nationals season ended, making Thursday a really bad night around the District.

But keep in mind, this is a Capitals team that has a 101-44-19 record over the past two seasons, and it finished with a league-best 120 points last season, 11 more than any other team.

So if nothing else, take solace in two things, D.C. sports fans: First, this team is pretty darn good. And second, they’re such good buddies. Just look at the camaraderie!

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Goalie Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammate Nate Schmidt #88 after defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets at Verizon Center on March 28, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

BOSTON, MA - MARCH 05:  Matt Niskanen #2 of the Washington Capitals congratulates Karl Alzner #27 after he scored against the Boston Bruins during the second period at TD Garden on March 5, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammate Matt Niskanen #2 after scoring a third period goal against the New Jersey Devils at Verizon Center on October 10, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Washington Capitals won, 5-3. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 16: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates scoring a second period goal with teammates against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 16, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

(Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

That closeness is what makes the above “Caps House” video — a take on the theme from the show “Full House” set to the 2016-17 Capitals team — so great. It wouldn’t work with a team that didn’t know and love each other. But much of this team has grown up together, and the bonds are real.

That’s something, right?

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