The Capitals delayed Sunday’s noon start against the Kings to hold a ceremony in honor of Alex Ovechkin’s 1,000th point, a goal scored on January 11 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It was probably in honor of the 999 points before that too.
With his parents and wife, Alex Ovechkin watched as his teammates past and present shared their congratulations in a video tribute. Then, owner Ted Leonsis gifted Ovechkin a golden stick and the NHL’s Jim Gregory presented Alex Ovechkin with a Tiffany crystal, which will probably go in his bathroom.
A year ago, former Capital Brooks Laich was not adept enough at Instagram to follow his lineys, Tom Wilson and Michael Latta.
Fast forward to today, Laich is now a regular poster who conducts Instagram live sessions. I don’t even do that. Laich also frequently communicates with ex-teammates in the comments. Friday night, Laich and his former captain, Alex Ovechkin, continued their lovefest.
The Washington Capitals will celebrate Alex Ovechkin’s 1,000th point before the team’s nationally broadcast game on Super Bowl Sunday against the Los Angeles Kings.
Ovechkin will get a special gift, likely another golden stick, from the organization and the National Hockey League.
The Capitals are also giving out Ovechkin face cutouts (no, not our avatar) to all fans.
Alex Ovechkin just scored another big goal.
With 15 seconds remaining in the second period, Ovechkin unleashed a wicked shot from just outside The Ovi Spot to give the Caps a 3-2 lead over the Bruins. The goal is the 550th of Ovechkin’s career. It gives the Russian machine sole possession of 27th place on the all-time goalscoring list, passing longtime Penguin and Hartford Whaler Ron Francis.
Under the tutelage of Head Coach Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby’s Metropolitan Division defeated the Pacific Division to win the All-Star Game tournament and earn one million dollars.
Alex Oveckin was minus-two. For some reason, Braden Holtby tried really hard in his shutout stint in net for the Metro. Ovechkin jumped up and down with Holtby to celebrate.
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