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Braden Holtby's Winter Classic Throwback Mask Revealed

A look at the Caps' netminder's homage to one of the franchise's all-time greats

Earlier this morning, the Capitals revealed the mask that Braden Holtby will wear for the Winter Classic on January 1, and we've got some more pics:

Holtby 1

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Painted by David Gunnarsson of Dave Art in Sweden, Holtby's mask features Uncle Sam and Olie Kolzig's name and number... fitting, as it was Kolzig's bucket that served as the model for Holtby's in the first place:

Kolzig Mask 1

Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images Sport

Kolzig Mask 2

Photo by Robert Laberge /Allsport

Holtby also was working in his new faux-throwback pads at practice today:

Looks like the whole look is coming together, eh?