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The Philipp Grubauer Caps/Bears Mask
Jason Livery of HeadStrongGrafx made this masterpiece for Grubi.
Considering how well goaltending prospect Philipp Grubauer has played for the Caps in his recent stint (he’s 4-0-1 with a 2.05 GAA), this new helmet of his, featuring the Bears on one side and the Caps on the other, might already need painted over with Caps-only decor*. However, it’s unlikely Grubauer will stay in Washington with both Michal Neuvirth and Braden Holtby healthy, though he’s certainly earned the right to stick around longer.
In case you missed it, Bears goalie David Leggio, too, has prepared for a promotion with this mask, featuring a chocolate Mt. Rushmore.
*Grubauer is still wearing his Caps-only mask, so perhaps expect to see this back in Hershey.