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Photo credit: @WashCaps

Alex Ovechkin, along with several teammates, did not participate in the Washington Capitals’ optional skate in #CLUMBUS on Wednesday. Now we may know why.

Inside the locker room, Ovi — wearing full goalie gear — was busy playing a game of ball hockey with his teammates, defending the invisible net behind him. It’s priorities, people.

After scoring four points and force-of-willing the Caps to another victory, Ovi can do whatever he wants today.

The last time Ovi dressed as a goaltender was when he defended the Caps net during practice with Make-a-Wish kid Sam Jacobson. Awesome.

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  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal
  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett
  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    1. No.

    and

    2. DEAR GOD

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    Impressive and enigmatic all at the same time.

    Can you imagine the shitstorm that would happen if this GK happened to do that after a shootout win in the NHL?

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Yeah, I did! Too bad it’s CGI though. Hockey needs a goalie that does flips like Ozzie Smith before and after games. Or hell after goals.

  • David Pearl-Schwartz

    Look at that form!

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal
  • Owen Johnson

    Wow. That’s dickishly awesome by Lehtonen.

  • Shawn Murphy

    Your Ovechkin has evolved into GOALIVECHKIN

  • Chris Cerullo

    He’s actually done this more than once which is hilarious

  • Hokahey Hockey

    Do you think Ovie would improve his game if he had yellow ties and a proper goalie twig?

  • Dark Stranger

    Although there was a time during a Carolina Hurricanes’ practice earlier this year when goalie Anton Khudobin was doing somersaults.

  • Graham Dumas

    That’s some bush league psych out shit, man!

  • Patrick Neimeyer

    While searching for Alexander Ovechkin highlight videos provided by the always generous RMNB syndicate, I stumbled across a new addition to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Canada you know no bounds….

  • GuestZ

    Unless this is the “Bieber got deported back to Canada and now he’s gallivanting with the Leafs” promo picture, get this ish outta here yo

  • KG

    Needs a butterfly

  • skillet

    Neuvi shouldn’t be traded, he should be in net. Well him or Ovi…:)