The way Braden Holtby has played this year, Justin Peters may not suit up for another game. That’s unfortunate because Peters is now sporting one of the coolest masks in the NHL.
If you don’t believe me, let’s turn off the lights.
Bad ass, right? It’s so cool, he should just wear the full cage while sitting on the bench during games.
The Capitals first reported (who needs journalists anyway?) the news on Twitter.
Swedish artist Dave Gunnarsson painted the mask. This is the first of several glow in the dark masks he’s painted for NHL goalies lately including the Lightning’s Ben Bishop and the Stars’ Jhonas Enroth.
Beyond the glow and dark dog teeth, the bucket also features some awesome Abe Lincoln symbolism: a top hat, beard, and bow tie. I’m guessing that’s a nod to the Caps post-game ritual of naming the hardest-working player the Honest Abe after wins.
Here are a few more photos courtesy of the Caps.
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