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Posted: March 27, 2017

Golden retriever retrieves pucks before Caps game

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Daniel Winnik #26 of the Washington Capitals scores an empty net goal in front of Jamie McGinn #88 of the Arizona Coyotes during the third period at Verizon Center on March 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. The goal was his second goal of the third period.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Daniel Winnik #26 of the Washington Capitals scores an empty net goal in front of Jamie McGinn #88 of the Arizona Coyotes during the third period at Verizon Center on March 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. The goal was his second goal of the third period.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

By Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

WASHINGTON —

A golden retriever had his chance to shine on the ice before Saturday’s Washington Capitals game in D.C.

The dog played fetch on the ice with a police officer, running and sometimes slipping, down the ice to get pucks tossed down rink, the NHL posted.

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The first run went a little haywire when the unnamed dog wasn’t able to stop until he crashed into the boards, but the rest of the game seemed to go smoothly once he figured out his footing.

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