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Caps release promotional schedule including Star Wars Day

Caps release promotional schedule including Star Wars Day

As if hockey wasn't enough to get you to Verizon Center, the Caps will have several promotional games this season including multiple heritage nights and their first ever Star Wars Day.

Just like last season, the players will walk the red carpet in front of Verizon Center for the team's home opener against the New York Islanders on Oct. 15.

Here are the other promotional nights for the season:

Nov. 5 vs. Florida Panthers: Hockey Fights Cancer Night

The Caps will wear purple warmup jerseys that will then be auctioned off in the annual Hockey Fights Cancer jersey auction.

Nov. 8 vs. San Jose Sharks: Election Night

Fans will be able to vote on the bobble head the team will give away later in the year. Just be sure to vote in the presidential election before you head to Verizon.

Nov. 23 vs. St. Louis Blues: #CapsGiving

The Caps will offer Thanksgiving themed food and drink specials because there's no better way to prepare for Thanksgiving than by pigging out at a Caps game the night before.

Dec. 1 vs. New York Islanders: German Heritage Night

AKA Philipp Grubauer appreciation night

Dec. 11 vs. Vancouver Canucks: Star Wars Day

The only time where you can cheer for the guys with the red lightsabers. The Caps will have Star Wars festivities and in-game entertainment. Prepare to see some pretty awesome costumes, too.

Dec. 17 vs. Montreal Canadiens: Social Media Night

Make sure to charge those phones as there will be plenty of social media opportunities around Verizon Center and during the game. Parents should be sure to bring their kids so they can explain what Twitter and Snapchat is.

Dec. 23 vs. Tampa Bay Lighting: #CapsHolidayParty

Rock the red like Santa. In addition to "festive" food and drink specials, the Caps will hold a toy drive to support Toys for Tots.

Jan. 1 vs. Ottawa Senators: #CapsOffNewYear

This year's resolution: Win a Stanley Cup.

Jan. 3 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: Canadian Heritage Night

Celebrate Barry Trotz and Braden Holtby winning the World Cup of Hockey.

March 6 vs. Dallas Stars: Swedish Heritage Night

We can only hope the Tre Kronor line of Andre Burakovsky, Nicklas Backstrom and Marcus Johansson will make an appearance.

March 16 vs. Nashville Predators: St. Patrick's Day

Wear your green.

March 21 vs. Calgary Flames: Your Vote Bobblehead Giveaway

Votes from the Election Night game will determine who will be featured in this year's bobblehead.

March 23 vs. Columbus Blue Jackets: Russian Heritage Night

March 25 vs. Arizona Coyotes: Fan Appreciation Night

All fans get a team poster plus the team will have multiple other prizes throughout the game.

You can see the full description of each promotion here.

RELATED: Caps to wear their sweet alternate uniform again this season

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The Capitals will wear their (sweet) alternate uniform again this season

The Capitals will wear their (sweet) alternate uniform again this season

The Capitals will wear their third uniform for all 13 Thursday and Friday home games this season, the team announced Friday morning.  

The jersey is red and closely resembles the one worn from 1974-95. It features the original Capitals wordmark with six alternating blue and white stars above the team name and has five stars running down the sleeves. The pants are blue with red and white stars and stripes on the sides. The helmets, meantime, are red.

Here are the games where the third uniform will be worn:

Nov. 3    vs. Winnipeg

Nov. 18  vs. Detroit

Nov. 25  vs. Buffalo

Dec. 1    vs. New York Islanders                  

Dec. 23  vs. Tampa

Dec. 29  vs. New Jersey

Jan. 5     vs. Columbus

Jan. 13   vs. Chicago

Feb. 9    vs. Detroit

Feb. 24  vs. Edmonton

Mar. 2    vs. New Jersey

Mar. 16  vs. Nashville  

Mar. 23  vs. Columbus 

Alex Ovechkin and Co. sported the alternate threads 15 times last season.

I got to admit, I’m fond of the look. But I'm not as excited about them as @JJReganCSN, who just called the unis “glorious.”

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