Photo: Mike Stobe
During this year’s playoff run, Alex Ovechkin has celebrated harder for his teammates’ goals than his own. After Joel Ward scored the game-winning goal with 1.3 seconds left in game one Thursday, a beyond excited Ovechkin stopped skating and started running on the ice.
Vine by Dan Steinberg.
I usually have the same reaction at work when someone says, “Hey, Tara brought in some doughnuts for everyone today.”
Here’s another look from NHL.com.
— NHL (@NHL) May 2, 2015
Ovechkin’s enthusiasm is what makes him such a popular and transcendent player.
So far this year, we’ve seen the Russian Machine debut the Ovech-hop after Nicklas Backstrom scored a huge game-tying goal.
Ovechkin also nearly jumped out of Verizon Center when Joel Ward scored in game seven Monday.
There’s no one that has more fun playing hockey than Ovi. I say this all the time, but we’re very lucky as fans to be able to watch him play every night.
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) May 1, 2015
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