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Youth players play as turkeys

Mites on Ice dress as turkeys for game in D.C.

Youth hockey players dress up as turkeys for the Mites on Ice game in the first intermission, as part of CapsGiving at Capital One Arena

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The Washington Capitals gave us the best CapsGiving gift of all Wednesday: children playing hockey in turkey costumes.

The Capitals annual event featured a Mites on Ice game with players in turkey suits during the first intermission of their game against the Ottawa Senators.

The players came from the Easton Ice Hawks in Easton, Maryland, and each skater's suite included a neck and a number on the back, with the color distinguishing each team. Tarik El-Bashir, a Capitals reporter for NBC Sports Washington, even served as an official for the game.

Tweet from @TarikNBCS: This is really happening...

Capsgiving, which has become a tradition for Washington's Thanksgiving Eve game at Capital One Arena, also included human-turkey bowling and a pie-eating contest. But hockey-playing turkeys really took the cake.

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