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If you searched Alex Ovechkin‘s name on Twitter the afternoon of March 27th, you witnessed several Capitals fans freaking out publicly.
“I was just within 10 feet of Alex Ovechkin,” @ChiSportsLife said. “No big deal.”
That beautiful March day, Ovechkin filmed a commercial for Verizon Wireless, where the script called for the Russian Machine to approach random people walking by Verizon Center and start up a pick-up hockey game.
Tuesday, the commercial was finally released to YouTube — and it is awesome.
Surprisingly, not everyone wanted to play hockey with Ovi.
“Nooooooooooooooo,” cried one lady scurrying into Verizon Center to avoid The Great Eight.
“Street hockey?” one jogger replied when asked to play. “Right now?”
“I don’t know how to play,” another passerby, looking mortified, said.
“It’s okay,” the gregarious Ovechkin replied. “We’re going to teach you.”
And teach them he did. Ovi brought out all the tricks scoring goals, high-fiving the crowd, and getting everyone involved. Capitals announcer Wes Johnson summed it up best mid-way through the video: “F Street definitely stands for fun today.”
Thanks to the DC Sports Bog for first posting.