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WATCH LIVE: NHL Stadium Series 2018 – Capitals vs. Leafs

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NBC’s coverage of the 2017-18 season continues on Saturday night as the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals face off in a 2018 Stadium Series game at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland at 8 p.m. ET. You can catch all of the action on NBC or our live stream by clicking here.

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Toronto Maple Leafs
Patrick MarleauNazem KadriMitch Marner
Zach HymanTomas PlekanecWilliam Nylander
James van RiemsdykTyler BozakConnor Brown
Leo KomarovDominic MooreKasperi Kapanen

Morgan RiellyRon Hainsey
Jake GardinerNikita Zaitsev
Travis DermottRoman Polak

Starting goalie: Frederik Andersen

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Washington Capitals
Alex OvechkinNicklas BackstromTom Wilson
Jakub VranaEvgeny KuznetsovT.J. Oshie
Brett ConnollyLars EllerAndre Burakovsky
Chandler StephensonJay BeagleDevante Smith-Pelly

Michal KempnyJohn Carlson
Dmitry OrlovMatt Niskanen
Brooks OrpikChristian Djoos

Starting goalie: Braden Holtby

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

Pass or Fail: Toronto Maple Leafs 2018 Stadium Series jersey

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Usually when an NHL team reveals a new jersey, there’s plenty of cringing. When teams have showed us their looks for the Stadium Series outdoor games, there’s been a lot of cringing.

But on Saturday morning the Toronto Maple Leafs revealed their jersey for next month’s outdoor game against the Washington Capitals, and it’s a winner. Hope you enjoy white after Labo(u)r Day!

There’s a lot of love for the Royal Canadian Navy in the design here, which includes the RCN’s motto “Ready, Aye, Ready” printed inside the collar. The Leafs’ motto, Honour Pride Courage, moves to the sleeve for this game.

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Is it too much white, considering the color of the surface they play on, and after what we saw in the NHL All-Star Game? Maybe. But it’s better than another lazy dark colored jersey. Everything will be white, from the helmet to socks to gloves to their pants. Ice camouflage? The outdoor game at the U.S. Naval Academy will also mark the first time the Leafs will have their home logo on their road jersey.

They’re clean and gorgeous. Can understand the complaints about a little too much white, but the jerseys, at least, are very sharp and the design really makes the logo pop.

What do you think?

 

 

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.