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“You wouldn’t want to play against him because you know he’s going to play both ways - defensively, offensively - and he’s just a hard-working kid,” Hunter said.

Beagle is one of just a few Caps players left without a goal this season, though the 31 games he missed with a concussion skew that statistic.

Still, he’s making an impact despite not putting up a lot of numbers.

“He goes a hundred miles an hour everywhere,” Laich said. “His role is a six-to-eight-minute guy, and it’s tough to be a standout player with those minutes, but I think he does a great job for us.”