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‘Puck Girl’ invited to Capitals’ remaining home playoff games

The story surrounding Keelan Moxley, the six-year-old Washington Capitals fan — a/k/a “Puck Girl” — who became an Internet star over the past few weeks, keeps getting better and better.

The Capitals punched their ticket to the Eastern Conference semifinals courtesy of Monday’s 6-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6.

Word has since come down that Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has given young Keelan a standing invite to the remainder of the team’s home playoff games at Capital One Arena.

For those playing catch-up, here’s a refresher on how Moxley became a viral sensation.

Moxley was pressed up against the glass ahead of the Capitals’ Game 2 showdown with the Blue Jackets. Capitals forward Brett Connolly was doing his customary pregame routine of tossing pucks into the crowd. Despite Connolly’s best efforts to get Moxley a puck, the souvenirs kept getting snagged by other youngsters. Finally, Connolly got the puck to his intended recipient (video here).

Moxley was later invited to the Caps’ Game 5 showdown with the Blue Jackets over the weekend. Not only did she take in the game, she got to meet Connolly and received an autographed stick.

Keelan’s mother, Lauren Moxley, has since revealed how the Capitals owner green-lighted the family being in attendance for the rest of the postseason.

“Ted Leonsis told us: as as long as the Capitals are playing, we will be going to the games,” Lauren Moxley explained, via WTKR.com.

Regarding her newfound fame, Keelan admits it’s a bit overwhelming.

“I feel a lot different than I did before I was famous,” Moxley said Monday.

And now, young Keelan is essentially the Capitals’ de facto good-luck charm heading into a showdown with longtime nemesis the Pittsburgh Penguins in the semis.