Tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin could reach the 1,000-point plateau on national television if he scores a goal or tallies a single assist. With that much pressure riding on his shoulders, you’d think the Russian machine would want to hide somewhere and keep to himself.
Instead, after noticing a fan who badly wanted to to meet him, Ovechkin went to the Kettler Capitals Iceplex gate, said hi to the girl, and signed autographs.
CSN’s JJ Regan published a photo of the girl’s sign. It read 3 flights 4662 KMs from Canada to meet Ovie please!!
— JJ Regan (@JJReganCSN) January 11, 2017
And the AP’s Stephen Whyno captured video of the meet-up. Look how happy the girl is.
Travel over 4,000 kilometers to meet Alex Ovechkin, meet Alex Ovechkin. pic.twitter.com/KLmXtbd1CG
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) January 11, 2017
According to reader Gene Wu, the girl’s name is Sarah and she traveled from British Columbia, Canada along with her mother Ester.
Photo: Gene Wu
@russianmachine @JJReganCSN she's from a small town in BC…totally shocked meeting Ovi. They will be here for 3 home games. Good people!
— Gene Wu (@TheWuWu) January 11, 2017
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 11, 2017
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