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Capitals dads dance, do 100 pushups in rowdy postgame

Lars Johansson had more moves, coach's father carried on players' shoulders @NHLdotcom

When it comes to movies, the sequel rarely lives up to the original. That is not the case this time.

When you have a gifted dancer like Lars Johansson, every performance is magic.

Johansson, the father of Washington Capitals forward Marcus Johansson, is on the road with the team as part of the Capitals Dads trip.

This time around, it's the same cast of characters, but a different soundtrack.

Tweet from @Capitals: How the #CapsDads break it down after a W #CapsStars

Following a 4-3 overtime win against the Dallas Stars on Saturday, Johansson, just as he did on Thursday after a win over the Blues, treated the locker room to a postgame dance.

This time the song was ABBA's "Dancin' Queen" (The celebration music Thursday was "You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall & Oates) but the moves were just as spirited.

Capitals coach Barry Trotz joined in on the dancing, same as he did on Thursday, because he knows you do not mess with a winning streak, and this time nearly the entire locker room jumped in.

But the dads weren't done.

Kenichi Ohashi, father of Capitals hockey operations analyst Tim Ohashi, made good on a promise to do 100 pushups if Washington won the game. The hoisting of the victorious dad was a special touch.

Tweet from @Capitals: This is the stuff of legends. Kenichi Ohashi, father of coach Tim Ohashi, promised 100 pushups with a win. He did not disappoint. #CapsDads

If the Capitals keep up their winning ways, these dads might have to keep this show going.

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