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FIRST LOOK: Charlie Lindgren In Process Of Getting New Capitals Gear



Capitals goalie Charlie Lindgren

ARLINGTON, V.A. — The Washington Capitals have seen both of their new goaltenders in Darcy Kuemper and Charlie Lindgren take the ice. Kuemper debuted his full new setup on Monday, and at the same time, Lindgren is still in the process of switching over to his new D.C.-themed gear.

However, he’s making a lot of progress in that department. Lindgren has had his new Captials paint job on his helmet, but is breaking in his new glove, blocker. The pads are still a work in progress.

Lindgren is in all Bauer gear, down to the skates. He is trying out the new Bauer KONECT goalie skates, which offer 22 degrees of additional flex and don’t have laces, but pro-ski inspired performance buckles. The new PushPlate also allows for “enhanced butterfly pushes.”

Beyond that, he is using the new Bauer Supreme MACH stick in blue. His blocker is also the new Bauer Supreme MACH, while the glove appears to be the Bauer GSX. Both have his signature zig-zags in red, white and blue blocker. His helmet features the same pattern, with those red zig-zags going up the side of his helmet and combining with the white and blue colors. The top of the lid featured the “Weagle” in white, and on the chin, his nickname “Lindy” is scribbled across in red. His mask artist has been DaveArt.

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He has yet to break in or reveal the Washington-themed pads. He is still in his yellow, blue and white St. Louis Blues pads, which were also Bauer Supreme Ultrasonics. They follow the same pattern as his glove and blocker, so expect it to be similar but in red, white and blue when they do arrive. It is unclear if his pads will change to MACH as well.

Here are some pictures of him rocking the new gear:

Washington Capitals

(Photo by Sammi Silber/WHN)

Washington Capitals

(Photo by Sammi Silber/WHN)

Lindgren is entering his first year with the Capitals after inking a three-year deal with the team on the opening day of NHL free agency. He will serve as Kuemper’s backup, and the two have already hit it off. The duo replaces Ilya Samsonov and Vitek Vanecek, who Washington moved on from after neither could find consistency or take the reins as the legitimate No. 1 after two seasons up with the big club.