Washington Capitals players show their soft side

Posted at 4:43 AM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 06:16:48-05

A pair of hockey players for the Washington Capitals are showing love for man's best friend. 

Jay Beagle and Matt Niskanen participated in a photo shoot for "Show Your Soft Side" at the team's practice facility.

Beagle's dog Sam is a shepherd mix. Niskanen took pics with his golden retrievers Griffin and Homer. 

The campaign is based in Baltimore and raises awareness about animal cruelty.