It’s 2017, you guys!
All night, Capitals players have been sharing their photos, celebrating the new year. As Washington is the only team in the NHL to play both on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, many of the players stayed in with their families.
Here’s what they posted and the translations.
Don’t look now, but Alex Ovechkin is now only six points away from 1,000 after tallying career goal number 542.
Ovechkin scored 11:32 in the second period off an indirect slap shot pass by Matt Niskanen. Nisky got the primary assist, the 200th apple of his career, but the Prudential Center’s lively boards probably should have gotten the secondary one.
Thursday afternoon, Alex Ovechkin had an adventure getting to Verizon Center. After his home had a power outage, Ovechkin could not get his electric-powered gate to open, trapping him on his own property. It got to the point where Ovechkin had to climb a ladder, jump the fence, and get driven by Evgeny Kuznetsov to make the game on time.
Thursday evening, former Capitals teammate Brooks Laich saw Ovechkin’s video and had some great advice for the Russian machine.
Before the game, news broke about a Facebook Live session Miles Wood’s dad participated in.
“When Miles was about eight or nine-years-old, he sent a hockey card to Alex Ovechkin,” Randy Wood said. “He said if you don’t sign this and send it back to me when I make it to the NHL I’m going to give you a big bodycheck. Miles never got the signed card back so I’m waiting for that big check on Alex.”
Before the game, Ovechkin signed a photo which read, “To Miles, Take it easy tonight!!!”
Afterwards, Ovechkin said sorry in person.
This week, the New Jersey Devils are hosting their annual Dads Trip, where the players’ fathers travel with the team. Wednesday during a Facebook Live, Randy Wood, the father of Devils forward Miles Wood, told host Julie Robenhymer a special story about his son involving one of his favorite hockey players growing up, Alex Ovechkin.
When they’re in town together, the Caps Russians always celebrate their birthdays by going out for a big, fancy dinner. Friday night after the Caps 4-0 shutout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, birthday boy TJ Oshie became an honorary Russian.
Wearing matching grey-colored TJ Oshie 30th birthday shirts, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, and Dmitry Orlov took Osh Babe to the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna in Washington DC.
Alex Ovechkin is a very unique human. He wears yellow laces in his skates, communicates in only parenthesis and haha’s, and celebrates his teammates’ goals more than his own.
He also plays defense in a very Ovi way.
Such as early in the third period, when Lightning defenseman Slater Koekkoek went for a wraparound goal. Ovi, who read the play perfectly, decided in that moment to screw the pokecheck and take the body. Hard.
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