For seemingly one night only, Alex Ovechkin scored a goal but wasn’t the biggest story after the game. Reporters gathered around Tom Wilson after the burly winger tallied his first two-goal game of his career.
As Wilson answered his first question from the press, Ovechkin saluted Wilson the only way he knew how: by yelling happy gibberish.
It sounds like Ovechkin yells “GD,” but your guess is as good as mine.
The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan (follow here) confirmed to me in a message that Ovi was the one yelling.
This is not the first time Ovechkin has yelled during a press conference. The Russian machine has twice focused his teasing on fellow countryman Evgeny Kuznetsov.
After scoring a goal against Toronto during the 2014-15 season, Ovechkin teased Kuzy’s english.
“Kuzma!” Ovechkin shouts. “[something unintelligible] Kuzma!”
“You can’t speak English,” he says. “Kuzya, let’s go.”
Kuznetsov ignores him.
“I score big goal,” Ovechkin says in terrible English, mocking his friend.
The next October, Ovechkin made fun of Kuznetsov’s English again after he talllied his 900th career point.
“I speak English very well,” Ovechkin said. “I came from Chelyabinsk, Russia.”
Here’s Wilson’s full interview from tonight.
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