Alex Ovechkin and the rest of his Capitals teammates had Wednesday off after completing their week-long, four-game western Canada road trip with a 3-1 record.
What did the newly-married, 31-year-old Ovi do with his new-found freedom? He sat in the dark and played Call Of Duty with a friend just out of frame.
Sunday night in Calgary, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin met superfan Cash Niebergall inside the locker room after the Caps’ 3-1 victory over the Calgary Flames. As you’ll recall, Ovechkin tossed a stick to tiny Cash in Edmonton, but the two never had a chance to meet. On Cash’s eighth birthday on Friday, Ovechkin reached out to the family and generously gave them tickets to the Flames game.
Inside the locker room, Ovechkin signed trading cards, jerseys, and the stick that he tossed to Cash last Wednesday in Edmonton. “Do you want me to personalize?” Ovechkin asked the star-struck eight-year-old, before inscribing To Cash, Best of luck! on the twig.
Every game, Alex Ovechkin seems to do something that is jaw-dropping and reminds you why he’s one of the greatest hockey players on earth. Against the Flames on Sunday, Ovechkin made a pinpoint pass to Matt Niskanen, but it wasn’t with his stick. Ovechkin redirected an errant pass from Justin Williams using the heel of his skate. It landed right on Niskanen’s stick.
Check this out.
Wednesday night in Edmonton, Alex Ovechkin generously tossed one of his Bauer hockey sticks to tiny Caps fan Cash Niebergall. The gesture went viral on social media and moved Cash’s mother Miranda to tears. In a guest post on RMNB Thursday, Miranda explained how Cash — nicknamed Niebvechkin by his hockey teammates — hoped to get Ovi, his idol and favorite hockey player, to sign his stick. Cash waited after the game, but never ran into Ovi.
He will now get the opportunity.
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.