Washington Capitals Alex Ovenchkin Dresses Up As Batman

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One of the most prolific players in hockey dressed up as one of the most prolific characters in comics for Halloween. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin unveiled his Batman costume on Instagram yesterday, posing with his fiancee Nastya Shubskaya (who dressed as Catwoman) and their new puppy, Blaik. Both costumes appear to be based on the 2012's The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway.

Ovechkin dressed at the Dark Knight for the Capitals' Halloween party, which took place last night. Several of his Capitals teammates also dressed up for the event, including Evgeny Kuznetsov, who dressed up as Harry Potter (one of his nicknames in the Capitals dressing room).

Halloween party!!!! @nastyashubskaya @kuzy092 @anastasiakuzy92 @orlov_09 @amosova_varvara @galixon @olya_pro

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Ovechkin might have dressed up as Batman last night, but he's been more of a Superman this season, scoring goals in the Capitals' first five games and helping them jump out to a 6-1-0 start. The Capitals have a busy week coming up, with games against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets during the week before playing the Florida Panthers on Halloween.