Under the tutelage of Head Coach Wayne Gretzky, Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby’s Metropolitan Division defeated the Pacific Division to win the All-Star Game tournament and earn one million dollars.
Alex Oveckin was minus-two. For some reason, Braden Holtby tried really hard in his shutout stint in net for the Metro. Ovechkin jumped up and down with Holtby to celebrate.
Here’s another look.
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 29, 2017
A bunch of players scored, but none of them are from the Caps, so go somewhere else for that information.
On the other end of the ice, Braden Holtby took it really seriously, stopping all comers and getting physical. After Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals, Holtby put up a big, beautiful, impenetrable wall. “Holts held us in there,” Wayne Simmonds told NHL Network after the game. “He was unbelievable.”
Alex Ovechkin did not score, but he blocked a shot. In the All-Star Game. He blocked a shot. A shot came at Alex Ovechkin, and then it stopped. Because he blocked it. This is the All-Star Game.
Wayne Simmonds, who is not a Washington Capital, won the MVP Award. Ovechkin celebrated Simmonds’ game-winning goal as if they were teammates, which they were.
The team, which included Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin, posed with their coach, who is Wayne Gretzky, and a novelty-sized check for a million dollars.
This was a weird weekend.
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