Alex Ovechkin is one of the best hockey players in the world because of his size, conditioning, and talent, but Ovechkin’s intense desire to win is just as important. Capitals fans have seen Ovechkin’s passion ever since his first goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2005. As he’s gotten older, Ovechkin’s enthusiasm has grown to include his teammates’ accomplishments as well.
Sunday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center gave us another great example of Ovi reveling in his allies’ victories. After Nicklas Backstrom scored in the second period to give the Caps a 1-0 lead, Ovechkin celebrated with a hop and a running man. Like Ovi was literally sprinting on a slippery surface with skate blades.
What a celly.
— Jenn (@hokiemom92) April 24, 2016
This isn’t the first time Ovechkin’s done the Running Man. Ovechkin had the same celebration in 2015 after a perfect assist for Joel Ward with 1.7 seconds left in a game. That clutch goal pushed the Caps past the Rangers during Game One of the Caps’ second round series last season.
Vine by Dan Steinberg.
Not only is Ovechkin the league’s best goal scorer, he’s also its best goal celebrator. And I love him for that.
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